Tomorrow I go for another Echo. Last one was TEE in 12-2016 showed severe AR. I have lots of symptoms but my EF is 55 and heart, and LV look normal. July 14 interventional cardiologist is doing a cardiac catheterization. I suspect he's thinking maybe there's a blockage and if there is hopefully can fix it with Stents. Meanwhile I'm preparing for a OAS on August 15 to replace the valve. I'm wondering if the symptoms of fatigue shortness of breath etc..could be caused by a blockage? Do AI and a blocked artery show similar symptoms ?
My new intervenational Cardiologist has scheduled me for a Catherization July 14. As he wants to see if I have any blockage.Meanwhile my Surgeon off ice manager is going to schedule a Angiogram in preparation for Aortic valve replacement. Did anyone have both of these procedures so close together before surgery ? And can the Catherization and Angiogram both be done at the same time thus eliminting one invasive procedure?
Anybody dealt with infected wisdom teeth prior to surgery. Surgeon insists they be fixed ( I agree). Oral surgeon says should wait at least 3 weeks after extraction before surgery. Also 2 grams amoxicillin 1 hour before extraction. Any experience or thoughts ? Also, is it wise to have a flu and pneumonia vaccine shot before OAS ?
We all know how the mind can play tricks. Today I was having a "spell" with symptoms then I had a fear of impending doom. Took a tiny .25 dose of Xanex and my heart racing slowed and I felt better. Thinking it was a panic attack ? Still have some symptoms not severe as before. Anybody have anxiety attacks like this.?
My symptoms feel like they're worsening. Shortness of breath severe fatigue. Cough and heavy feeling in back and chest. Are these normal for sevete A.R. and a afib? BP , too high then low. I'm seeing cardiologist and surgeon June 30 to review and likely schedule surgery. Are the symptoms life threatening. ? Maybe anxiety induced? If this worsens am I in trouble ?
I have severe aortic insufficiency reguritation. Feel tired all the time. When I walk a distance I get winded and sometime a little lightheaded and short of breath.Anybody have these symptoms before surgery?. Seeing cardiologist AND surgeon in 2 weeks. BP up and down with meds. Im overweight by 25lbs, should I try to lose some before Surgery ? I'm 6'3" 250 lbs.?