My surgery is exactly one month from today and I can’t wait! I have been very symptomatic for over a year now & it took that long to figure out my diagnosis, Malignant arrhymetic bileaflet mitral valve prolapse syndrome (the rare deadly kind)
I had surgery in July to implant a pacemaker & another surgery in November to replace it with a defibrillator. The defibrillator is needed to protect me from going into cardiac arrest, but it does not relieve the symptoms.
AntiArrhythmic medications would help the symptoms but I have a prolong QT interval & those medications could put me into cardiac arrest so I can not take them.
I am thrilled that I found a surgeon who will operate on my valves. He believes fixing my leaking valves will not only fix my valves, but it will fix my electrical issues & symptoms as well.
Counting down the days to an inmproved quality of life ❤️
Today I just had a consultation with another surgeon and I am now scheduled for a mitral valve repair, tricuspid valve repair, left atrial apendage closure and ablation surgery for next month!
I am still letting the news sink in.
I am fine with the actual surgery, just a bit nervous about the recovery.
Any suggestions that might be helpful during recovery? ❤️