I've been told that I will need an ablation, I just had OHS to my mitral valve with a maze procedure (maze only did portion of heart) electrophysiologist said I should have had an additional part of the heart ablated. My surgery was in April, I was wondering if anyone had an ablation so close after surgery and if so what I can expect.
Amiodarone question, for those who have taken this and had side effect that effected your thyroid did you finally go back to normal after stopping the medication. My thyroid seems slightly enlarge so I stopped taking it.
Amiodarone, I was hoping people could give me some feed back on what they think about being put on this and taking it. I had OHS in April and pretty much have been in Afib since, I saw an "electrician" today and suggested three months of this drug w/cardio conversion. I've been converted before but this drug scares me more than the OHS did. Any input would greatly be appreciated.
Afib is driving me mad. I've had OHS on 4/10 and have been in afib now for about 2 weeks, doc say they don't want to covert me for about another 2 weeks. They up my meds but the rate still can jump to 120 bpm. Did anyone else experience this and did you find anything else that helped?
Had a question, got a call today at 4:00 pm saying my white blood cells are high and may have UTI, did anyone have this happen so late in their journey, i'm scheduled to have surgery tomorrow. Did my blood work 2 weeks ago. Will they still do the surgery, I have family that took time out of work and flew out to be with me and I also took time out of work.
I have a different kind of valve problem and I was wondering if anyone else had. I need to have my mitral valve repaired but it's due to the opening being too big for the valve, doctor needs to make the opening smaller. Valve is in pretty good shape, which i guess is good for me, i get to keep my own valve. Has anyone else had this issue?
I'm wondering if anyone had any nightmares before surgery, I get some terrible nightmares of them removing all kinds of organs and I wake up in the middle of the night almost having a panic attack. I do feel like it's going to be rough in the beginning but next year at this time things should be good, can't control the nightmares.
Had my TEE done yesterday, quite interesting, for 40 yrs almost been told my valve was leaking due to MVP but not the case after TEE Doctor Trento said it was that the valve is too small for the opening. He said he can fix it. I am so grateful to have access to medical coverage and a great doctor. My surgery is scheduled for April 10th. Oh, did anyone have that issue also where the valve was smaller than the opening?
Got my first appointment tomorrow with angiogram for possible repair of Mitral Valve. Came as a complete shock as I'm not out of breath and feel very well, had a leaky valve about 30 years and ekg shows that the leak is pretty bad, doc wants to move pretty quickly as my heart is in good shape and doesn't want the leak to damage a healthy heart. I was told I was many years away from needing this but over the course of 2 years the leak as increased. Very concerned to have this done of course but also because I feel fine. Discouraged as I have always been good to my body, no drug, smoking or drinking, jus bad parts. Very scary