I wanted to share something I learned very recently. I was visiting my daughter in Huntsville, AL and I went in to a compounding pharmacy and had a consult with the Pharm D. I mentioned to him about my rapid resting heart rate since having my mitral valve repair in June 2020. He did a strength test (on my fingers) and determined I was Magnesium Taurate deficient. (mineral). I am to take one at dinner time and one at bedtime (capsules). It is to slow my heart rate. I will report back to the community here but I am curious if anyone else has heard of this homeopathic treatment.
Can you think of reasons why to disclose to your employer about your heart condition? I work in the field of disability (and always have) but am now thinking about this from an inside perspective for the first time. I never considered myself to have a disability but having a clip in my heart and the need to attend regular doctor appointments does change things somewhat. What are your thoughts?
Thank you for sharing your opinions.
I am a new Peloton owner and user (bike) and today was my 2nd bike ride on the Peloton (formerly used a Sunny stationary bike). I got a shout out from Tunde today! (It's certainly because I was on the bottom of the leaderboard and she likely wanted to motivate me!). Actually, there were only 6 of us in our 50's on the ride and a couple hundred people all together so I felt very good to not be in the very last place, LOL.
Hey Community.....who on here has has any of the COVID vaccine yet? I had the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine late Friday afternoon and I had zero side effects. I know everyone is different but I was really expecting to be sleepy or something. I did drink large volumes of 9.5 PH water all day long. (it is really important to drink water and have electrolytes in your system)
I was so fortunate to head to Mexico on Christmas 2020 and do my favorite hobby, yoga!
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February 13, 2021
Donating blood.....Hello community! I am curious if you all could comment on your thoughts about donating blood post surgery. I had MV repair surgery 8 mts ago and I have always donated blood. The need for donated blood is so great right now. Being that I have a high resting heart rate post surgery (don't know why it's this way now), am I putting myself at any risk by regularly donating blood now? Thank you!
I am now 5 months post Mitral Valve Repair and feel so blessed to be hiking. I recently hiked at Ohio Pyle. Feeling excellent since my surgery!
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September 16, 2020
I want to ask the community if any of you have experienced severe shoulder pain and pain under your (left ) clavicle post surgery? I have linked it to the huge tube that goes in our neck. This pain comes and goes, depending on what I have done. I am not 3 months post surgery and I was tensely driving in the rain, in the dark on a very narrow highway with lots of construction for about 45 minutes one week ago and it flared that pain up again. Curious to hear what others say. I am doing PT exercises for my left shoulder which help that pain but initially, I was really frightened by the pain. (I was placed on my left side and shoulder during my surgery due to having robotic assisted surgery through my right side of my body)
Got some answers today from my heart surgeon regarding my high resting heart rate. People who are athletes or who are in their 20's, 30's and 40's typically have a high resting heart rate after mitral valve surgery. This will last 6-9 months. Since I have LBP, I am not a candidate for a beta blocker, according to my surgeon and that is fine with me. I just wanted to know that I was "normal" and that my heart wouldn't suffer any damage as a result of having this high resting heart rate.
On one of the many beautiful roof top decks in Pittsburgh, PA!
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July 30, 2020
I am just shy of being 6 weeks post mitral valve repair surgery. Prior to surgery, my resting heart rate was between 55 and 65. My new resting heart rate is about 100. I find this very annoying and am wondering if/when things will calm down. Does anyone know?