Bovine aortic valve replacement last monday (1 week go). not released for home Friday due to afib bout; given some 5mg/h drip (sounds like dillithium) and got back in rythm in an hour. First "official Atrial Fibrlillation" diagnosis. Saturday released home, this morning in Afib @ 5:30am. Went to emergency room; they checked, confirmed Afib (typically 2-3 beats close together then missing beats 2-3 then repeat 100-125bpm).
They sent me home with afib, picking to address the symptom, not the cause: gave me prescription for a month of Eliquis! Reading Eliquis papers, it says DO NOT USE with prosthetic valve replacements! Googling prosthetic says my cow valve… I DO NOT WANT TO BE ON BLOOD THINNERS! ESPECIALLY THE WRONG ONE. They gave me one pill at hospital; I have not gotten the prescription yet. My afib stopped around 3pm after 1 hour at home.
My surgeon sent me home on NEW to me meds: beta blocker LOPRESSOR 50mg pills saying they felt that would prevent afib… funny, pto reduce BP and prevent irregular heart beat. then says a side effect can be irregular heartbear!!! I am on this and CARDURA 4mg for my high BP (only issue I have) – keeping it crazy low! at emergency room 90/60 to 120/65.
For some bloating in ankles, they also started new to me for 5 days LASIX 20mg water pill: says side effect: irregular heartbeat. I am 3 days into this pill and already back to under weight I went into surgery with – no swollen left – maybe stop taking this?
I know the risk in afib i some blood sits not moving in corner of heart so can clott and then move to head for stroke. But but but!
Should I put this Eliquis in my body? I understand once started it is hard to stop! HELP please.