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I had OHS pm 30th June, to replace my aortic valve and repair a 5.1 cm TAA. I was released after 6 days and I was OK for a few weeks. Then, I started having a-fib. First time was 190 BPM, that lasted over 6 hours. They diagnosed me with Narrow Complex Tach, and they were going to shock me, but it reset itself and they let me go the next morning.
A few hours after I was released, I went back into a-fib, this time it was 205 BPM and lasted about 5 hours. They put me on Beta Blockers and kept me in for 4 days. The moring I was released, I had 4 episodes, that only lasted about 5 mintues, then reset.
Within hours of release, I went back into a-fib again, and this time, I called the hospital that I had the surgery in, and they admitted me. My heart reset itself on the way there. But they changed my meds to Amiodarone. That seemd to do the trick, and I had no episodes for a week. Then, on the way to a 24 halter monitor appointment, it started up again. Lasted for about 2 hours, and reset itself. That was 30th July and I've had no episodes since.
My concern is this...I am down to one pill a day for another 2 weeks and then they are going to put me back on a low dose beta blocker.
Has anyone else had a similar experience...did the a-fib come back? I know I can't stay on Amiodarone forever (bad side effects), but I don't want to go though that again on beta blockers.
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