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  • 1.  Electrical & Mechanical Issues

    Posted 01-25-2019 09:44
    I would like to connect with those who have both a Mitral Valve Repair and has atrial tachycardia.  I am wondering if I am the only one struggling with this particular combo?

    How are you managing? 
    Where you diagnosed with Mitral Valve Regurge and then all of a sudden develop Afib? 
    Have you had any other procedures after you have your valve repair? 
    Has your problems gone away?



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    Lisa Gruccio
    Coral Springs FL
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  • 2.  RE: Electrical & Mechanical Issues

    Posted 01-26-2019 08:45
    I have been a heart patient since 1960 when diagnosed with a heart murmur.  In 1992, I had a prosthesis mitral valve (St.Jude) and annulplasty ring on my tricuspid valve.  I have been fine ever since. Some minor regurgitation at the mitral valve but within limits at my age. I am symptomatic A fib and have been for decades.  This information may not be what you are looking for but I present my history to offer encouragement

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    Philip Winsor
    Aiken SC
    (803) 641-1192
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  • 3.  RE: Electrical & Mechanical Issues

    Posted 01-29-2019 12:28
    Hi Phillip,

    My Afib is now Aflutter with Tachycardia now.   I require an ER visit to convert my rhythms back to normal sadly

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    Lisa Gruccio
    Coral Springs FL
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  • 4.  RE: Electrical & Mechanical Issues

    Posted 01-26-2019 09:45
    ​I don't know if my story will be of any use to you, but I've had a similar experience.

    I had a mitral valve repair in 2011 (following some other stuff) and a difibrilator in 2013. My cardiologist heard regurgitation from the valve in 2018 and I developed afib (or aflutter) a couple months later. Neither seemed significant by itself but in combination and given my history, she became concerned, even though I have been asymptomatic and exercising at the same level and frequency all along. She put me on Elaquist for the afib and tried to do stick a tube down my throat for a picture of what was going on, but the passageway was too narrow, probably due to scar tissue. So I just had an echo-cardiogram, at which the tech volunteered that my mitral valve was working fine, and a cardio-version to get my heart in rhythm. I see my doc in nine days for her assessment and to see if the heart has stayed in rhythm. If not, an ablation may be next. But meanwhile I feel fine.

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    Bob] Levin
    Berkeley CA
    adelbob@comcast.netRobertRobert
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  • 5.  RE: Electrical & Mechanical Issues

    Posted 01-29-2019 12:31
    Robert,

    I am glad to hear you are doing well.

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    Lisa Gruccio
    Coral Springs FL
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  • 6.  RE: Electrical & Mechanical Issues

    Posted 01-26-2019 19:12
    Hi
    I had my mitral valve repaired in 2015. Early this year I developed Afib. I am now on Metoprolol and Eloquis. I have not had an Afib episode since taking the meds.
    Are you on meds?

    Madlyn

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  • 7.  RE: Electrical & Mechanical Issues

    Posted 01-29-2019 12:30
    Madlyn,

    You are fortunate you do not have continuous issues.   I am on Eliquis and Rythmol currently.

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    Lisa Gruccio
    Coral Springs FL
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