After my aorta replacement in April 2018, I developed atrial flutter and had an ablation in February 2019. All went well for the next few years then on March 8, 2021 I returned to Cedars and Dr. Shehata to have a pacemaker put in, I was having erratic heart beats, sometimes too low and feeling dizzy. It has been 7 weeks now and I am feeling great, I should be able to return to golf in the next two weeks.
On a side note I have an employee who had heart issues and was going to have open heart surgery. I gave him the book that Adam Wrote which got me through my surgery.
I had my aorta replaced on April 12, 2018 by Dr. Esmailian at Cedars, everything went very well and I was out of the hospital in three and one half days. I developed atrial flutter a couple of months ago and went back to my cardiologist Dr Geft at Cedars, he recommended that I see Dr. Michael Shehata who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology. I went in for an ablation on February 4th, all went well. My heart rate is back down to 61, while in flutter is my pulse rate stayed steady at 115 to 120. They doubled some of my meds and put me on a blood thinner, but they will hopefully cut everything back and stop the blood thinner in a couple of weeks. My question to anyone who is on metroplolo, does it occasionally make you dizzy?
I am six weeks (today) out from surgery, I had a follow up visit with my cardiologist on Tuesday and got the clearance to travel. I am taking my family to Hawaii for a week, my children and grandchildren, a total of 16 including my wife. The photo I have on my page is from Italy a few years ago with my grandchildren. This is the reason I chose to have my surgery sooner rather than later, my goal is to see all of them graduate from college. I am doing well, sleeping on my side, pain free in my chest with a little muscle or nerve pain. Thanks to everyone for your thoughtful words and you sharing your experiences and fears. Thanks to Adam for his book, I believe it has helped thousands, I shared my copy with a woman at my country club who is contemplating surgery soon.
Everything went better and faster than i expected. We to cedars in los angeles. My surgen was dr fardad esmailian, one of the bestin the country. I git out of icu in one day and home home in five days, including surgery day. I was avlittke weird as they one by one unhooked my teathers tonthe hospital. Glad to be done withbit abd on my way to recovery.
Leaving for Scottsdale on Sunday for a few days of golf. Coming back Wednesday evening, surgery scheduled for Thursday morning at 7:10 am. I am going through a stage right now where I say to myself "I feel great, I do not need surgery" . I am wondering if anyone else experienced these thoughts?
I am 15 days from surgery at Cedars Sinai, my surgeon is Dr. Esmailian, me hospital and cardiologist is St Jude in Fullerton. I chose Cedars for a second opinion and saw Dr. Geft, he confirmed the diagnosis of severe aortic stenosis and recommended I have surgery within 6 months. Because we travel so much, I thought the sooner I have the surgery the better. I also made a promise to my 8 grandchildren that I would be at all of their college graduations. I am nervous, I honestly think that the worst will be the intubation, I don't know why but that freaks me out. Your book was a great help and I am on my second read right now. Thank you all and I will check back in soon.