Nervous: Heart problem under control, concerned about amiodarone
Some may remember I had an aorta replacement back in March. Everything went perfectly. It was minimally invasive and the incisions are almost invisible now. Now for the rest: 2 weeks after I spent 2 days with. Heart beat of 170. Ended up going to the ER where they literally stopped my heart to find out what the problem was. They got it under control with amiodarone and pradaxa. 2 weeks later I had a really hard timing catching my breath, etc. and so, back to the ER for emergency surgery to drain a liter of fluid from around my heart. They took me off the pradaxa as the probable cause of the fluid buildup.
So now, a few later I feel wonderful. The Drs. And home health nurse have all signed off and told me to “finally live my life” thank God. I am going to rehabilitation for a few weeks. Didn’t want to, but think I’ll learn some new stuff on staying healthy. Plus it is keeping me humble as well.
Here is the problem: I have 7 more days on the Amiodarone. I’m terrified that once I go off it my heart will go crazy again. Any Advice? Thanks for reading all of this. I have learned and experienced more about hearts and hospitals that I never saw coming.LOL