So days after bovine aortic valve replacement, I begin a few cases of afib; last 5 minutes to hours but go away for random time before coming back. I am told this is so common nothing is done to address it; just treat the potential symptom by taking 2x/day 5mg blood thinner (eliquis).
I began days ago thinking afib is bad and needed correction, but am pretty much being told it is no big deal and happens to 40% of this surgeon's open heart customers. I am wondering if this 40% is normal or not, but that it another study.
So if you have/had afib and are willing to share details, I would be indebted to you if you reply! Like, how long had it? How long and how often the bouts or is it 100% of the time? Any thoughts what triggers it? Your docs doing anything to try to stop it?