I’m now about 5 months post OHS for aortic valve replacement. My ejection fraction was 77 % prior to surgery and is now 48%, with a left bundle branch block.
My question, is it normal to experience reduced libido, and fatigue? I’m having some regrets. Any and all responses are greatly appreciated.
This is my first post. I had an aortic valve replacement three weeks ago, and I’m having difficulty sleeping. My iron level is low, which probably makes me feel I have no energy. During the day, I’ve been forcing myself to do some basic PT and 20 minute walks. The rest of the afternoon, I feel tired and at times can’t catch by breath. My O2 is in mid 90s .
Is this normal? Also, how long does the femoral incision and chest incision take to heal and be pain free?
I’m supposed to start cardiac rehab on Tuesday.
Thanks in advance for any and all advice.