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Wed, Jun 3 12:49pm · Fever that comes and goes since my mitral valve repair July 2019 in Heart & Blood Health

you should wait for the results of the blood work, especially. the blood culture and the CRP are important. you did not mention the reason for the mitralvalve reconstruction. Did you have rheumatic fever in the past? How old are you? I had this operation, carried out minimal- invasive..No fever at all, only the CRP was a bit higher, which is normal after surgery..the reason for the damage of my mitral valve was a prolapse of the anterior leaflet .
please tell us the results of the blood investigation.
yoanne.

Tue, Apr 28 2:17am · Corona Virus & Heart Issues: Hope Everyone is Staying Home. in Heart & Blood Health

hi inali @inali , you are right in deciding your surgery now in mayo hospital. there is no need to be scared, you should trust them, covid-19 has NO chance to get in the surgery room. I wish you all the best.
yoanne (Germany)

Sat, Mar 28 10:26am · Does anyone with AFIB NOT take blood thinners? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

@bock. INR is not suitable for monitoring the blood clotting under a therapy with the new "blood-thinners", like xarelto or eliquis.due to the possible effect on the INR. some patients show an increase, other patients do not. which laborator does make the test plays a role also.
yoanne

Fri, Feb 14 4:50am · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

hello eileena,
I forgot to mention in my post, that I had the first one at the age of 20, now I am 73 years old, I still have them, actually one hour ago it happened. There is no headache afterwards. At the age of 54 I had my first migraine headache, without an aura, like the scintillating scotoma. There is no connection between the headache and scint. scotoma, they come apart from each other . 2016 I had a heart operation (mitral valve reconstruction- minimal invasive), afterwards the number of the visual problems went up, sometimes 4 or 5 after each other. Nobody could tell me the reason. The situation now is, nearly every day I have the scotoma, sometimes very short, only 5 minutes, other full until the edge – 20 minutes. Migraine headache once a week. I am fed up with it. All the profylactic medications did not work. So I decided to make an appointment in a special migraine/headache department of an university clinic /Cologne- Germany. I will go there 16 april. , earlier not possible.
so, you know my story now. I am not worried about the scotomas.But I hope to get an answer !

Thu, Feb 13 2:54am · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

hello sue 225, this is called "scintillating scotoma". you will find the description , wenn you google it, it can happen in one or two eyes. it belongs to the migraine auras. , not necessarly followed by headache.
yoanne

Thu, Jan 23 10:15am · What to do when in SVT (supraventricular tachycardia)? in Heart & Blood Health

So glad to read your post. but there is one big problem, as I do not live in the united states. It is good to know though, when I should contact the Heart center /University clinic Germany/Cologne. . These institutes have international contacts all over the world.
thanks for your encouraging words!
yoanne

Wed, Jan 22 6:15am · What to do when in SVT (supraventricular tachycardia)? in Heart & Blood Health

hello martin, as I wrote before in some posts, I showed a unexpectent development after the implantation of the 2-chamber pacemaker. shortly after the implantation I was told, that I had A-Fib's, which is not unusual. I should not worry, as long as I do not feel the A-Fib's.In the following months the number of the A-Fib's went up (recorded by the pacemaker). I should again not worry.
but one year later my clinical condition deteriorated quite fast. echo-cardiog. showed a left and right heart failure, only digitoxin saved my life. but still I have 94% A-Fib's. my cardiologist thinks, that the A-Fib's from the atrium went over to the ventricles and causes the ventricular arrhythmia. I feel good now thanks to the digitoxin, but who can assure me, that this won't happen again? (I have still 94% A-Fib's).
I proposed the cardiologist an ablation , but this would be new. on the other hand I know that an ablation is done in patients with an implanted defibulator, where the Defi has to "chock" too often , a very unpleasant experience for the patients. Only a few hospitals are able to do this kind of ablation (in the ventricles). My cardiologist does not like the idea of an ablation in a patient with a pacemaker ,.
so I do not know what to do. It is easy to say, look for an expert, but honestly said, I won't disappointed my cardiologist.
my story shows that doctors and patients should be alert all the time don't you agree?.
yoanne

Thu, Jan 2 6:33am · Depression and cancer diagnosis in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

the best thing you did,when you posted your story at mayo connect! share your thoughts with other people. writing down what you went through in the past months. it helped me a lot, for example after my serious car accident (2005), 1 month hospital with 5 operations). I wrote a kind of a diary after the intensive care and sent it to the relatives (no matter, if they appreciated it or not, I did it for ME).
I wish you all the best, yoanne