Hi all my Heart brothers and sisters,
I am 11 weeks past my mitral valve repair, and my heart rate is going up and down now. When it's down it is 38 or 40, and I get tired . It averages in the 60's. I guess I am getting scared now. I see my cardiologist Thursday. Have any of you had this problem, and if so, what did you or they do about it, and what happened? I am getting more worriedthan I was at the operation. Thank you so much,
Thank you all for encouragement, good wishes and prayers. Dr. Castro, Dr. Harmon, and team were able to repair my Barlow's valve on Monday. I am so grateful. Everyday is different, and I have gone into A Fib, but I am hopeful it reverts to normal. The nurses were great, and I have to say that for me, boxer shorts were just a perfect solution to those drafty open backs.
I had a ministernotomy. Pain moved around, but was always controllable if I expressed a need.