Greetings Everyone! First post in quite some time. it's been 5 1/2 years since my MV repair. All is stable with just a mild regurgitation. It's these damn palpitations that are driving me nuts. I had them way before I had my surgery but in the last couple of years they have become more numerous. Doc said not to worry about them many times but I kept complaining about them. He put me on Corlanor and Acebutalol . I do get some relief but still too numerous. Wore a Holter monitor and lo and behold, I had 4000 in 48 hours. Not a candidate for ablation because it's "only" 2% of my total beats. No dizziness, no fast or slow beats, shortness of breath, chest pain, just PVCs. So now I see an EP next month. Has anyone here experienced this? And, if so, any relief? I know stress has a lot to do with it so I'm trying to chill more. I don't smoke or drink or drink alcohol or any caffeinated beverages. God Bless everyone going thru their own personal journey! Stumped in Baton Rouge!
Greetings everyone! Haven't posted in quite some time but am constantly reading up on everyone's journey. On August 14th I will celebrate my one year anniversary for mitral valve repair. Had my first echo since 2 months post op and I have a question. The diameter of my left atrium is 4 cm and my left ventricle is 6 cm. The same as before surgery. Doc says I am stable but I still have a mild regurgitation. I have searched the internet to no avail and want to know if my chambers will remodel and if so how long will it take or will they stay the same? I exercise frequently and feel fantastic physically. No issues other than a few palpatations a day. Bp is stable at 110/70. No a-fib.He wants to re echo in 12 months. Thanks and God Bless everyone on your heart journeys!
Haven't posted in a while but have been reading everyone's journey and my oh my what journeys we have all taken.
I had my 2 month post op echo and card visit today. Only a trace of regurg around my newly repaired MV. That was not unexpected. Palpitations have decreased dramatically from in the hundreds per day to under 20. However, my LV output which was 60% presurgery is now at 40%. My blood pressure is in the 100/105 to 70ish range (which is lower than presurg) and my pulse rate which was low 60's presurg and 4 weeks post op has steadily climbed to the upper 80s range and has seemed to have plateaued at that level over the last week. What is the difference between tachychardia and afib? I don't feel a flutter but sometimes my pulse will quicken for about 10 to 15 seconds. What's up with that? Had to send my pacemaker data over to see if there is a problem with it.
If anyone has had similar issues, I would love to hear from you.
My continuous prayers to all who are going thru any and all issues! Russ
Greetings to everyone! I have been reading everyone's posts for the last two and a half years and what incredible and unique journeys we have all experienced! This is my first post. I have my first appt with a surgeon tomorrow to discuss options. I was diagnosed with MVR January 2013 and have had echoes every 6 months. This last one showed a slight elevation in my pulmonary arterial pressure and my LV has dilated to 6 cm. Cardiac output is still over 60%. My left atrium at 4.7 cm, I am asymptomatic. I jog regularly. It boggles the mind that this is going on on the inside of me. I had a TEE and a heart cath last week.
My anxiety level seems to be increasing a lil more each day bec I know surgery is just around the corner. Hopefully, this will be a simple repair.
I have educated myself extensively thru this website and all the links provided especially those related to Mt Sinai and Dr Adams. My question is if my surgeon is a replace first kind of surgeon and Dr Adams and his associates say that 95% of MVs can be repaired, how do I bring this up with my surgeon?