Support Group for Mechanical & Artificial Heart Valve Surgery & Using Warfarin
I posted about this several days ago and it disappeared -was in wrong area only use 140 characters+oooops.
I had an incident just sitting at a table , heart took off hard beats 5-6 of them and as I have a 4 month old pacemaker
set at 60 , heart was doing 128 which scared me I went to ER and was admitted -for low potassium , mine has always been 4 to 4.3, so I wasn't thinking about that . It was under 3 when admitted and 2 1/2 days later it was 3.8 . I had a re-check in 7…Continue
Added by Anne Jones on March 18, 2012 at 23:21 — No Comments
What i was going to ask advise on was drinking beer. Pre op i ued to drink 3/4 cans of moderate strength beer (4%) every other night while watching movies. I haven had any beer since my op but i would like to return to that part of my life as i really enjoy watching a good movie with a few beers (i stopped smoking 1 month ago nd hvent gone back so need some pleasures lol), However i am aware i am very new to warfarin and i dont want to tip the balance. I know my own…Continue
Hello,my name is Al and i was told before Xmas that i needed to have my Aortic valve replaced and recently found out that i am going to have a|Mechanichal valve fitted in the summer.
One problem that i have is with my Teeth,i need to have my two bottom wisdom teeth out before i can have the operation.by the sound of things they are not going to come out easily and i am going to have to stay in hospital for up to 24hrs so they can monitor the affect of the genral anesthetic on my heart…Continue
Having taken a chilled and relaxed approach to the up and coming heart surgery so far. The arrival of a letter with a date has made the whole thing seem all of a sudden very real. Not so chilled and relaxed about things now!
Nothing else has changed so why am I so terrified?
Is this a normal reaction. I hope that as I get used to the idea of knowing when it is bring done and I can return to the calm mind set I had 48 hours ago???