What is the recovery like following septal myectomy?

Posted by quinn @quinn, Mar 17, 2016

What is the recovery like following septal myectomy?

@badmac

shortness of breath, some pressure in my chest and I was not comfortable laying on my back. I could also hear the "sloshing". Dizziness when getting up and moving around. was not able to walk up stairs.

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—Thanks for the response. My symptoms are similar. The dizziness is the most troubling; it is intermittent but really difficult. The others are fairly bearable. Really happy to hear that things went well for you. Best, archer.

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@archer

—Thanks for the response. My symptoms are similar. The dizziness is the most troubling; it is intermittent but really difficult. The others are fairly bearable. Really happy to hear that things went well for you. Best, archer.

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—Was wondering if someone had found a way to relieve the dizziness — that is, until surgery becomes necessary?

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i had my septal in March 2019 at Tufts 2 hrs from Ct where i live and my recovery went fine, they told me i needed a pacemaker but i was stubborn and didn't want it and went home and fainted two days later and had a pacemaker and a defib put in that was worse installing that hardware then the actual septal myectomy believe me when i tell you because they at Hartford Hospital didn't tell me i should elect to be knocked out. Anyway i'm 8 mths in after the surgery and feeling great and i haven't started cardio rehab and i know shame on me i just wanted to loose some weight first so i'm gonna start the rehab after the new yr but things are going great i have more energy and i don't get out of breath like i used to. I still do some but its because of the weight i still have on me and i haven't started the rehab but just be kind to yourself emotionally and physically rest for at least what they give you time to rest for and take that serious as your chest is healing and you don't want lasting complications from that. Just be kind to yourself your chest will be opened and that is a lot for your body and spirit to handle so that is my best advice to you. TAKE IT EASY AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST 🙂 hope that helps you.

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I felt like fainting before my myectomy. The best way I handled it was to walk slowly and always try and be near someone or something so I could hang on until the feeling passed,

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