I am 2wks post PFO closure and am experiencing really bad flutters in my chest. I also feel a bit dizzy when it happens and have a wierd sensation in the middle of the chest. The flutters last for about a minute and are happening regularly. They are most worrying at night when I imagine I'm about to have a heart attack or something. They started happening about five days ago.
Does anyone know anything about this, how long to expect it for etc. My closure was 100% successful and I had a 25ml hole.
Unlike everyone else here I was advised to rest for a couple of days. I had the op' on Friday and went back to teaching Monday and did the walk race for life in between. Now I'm worried I've really over done it! I haven't had any post op checks apart from with my GP a few days after because I was having dizzy spells.
I was warned that I might experience thumping in my chest for a couple of weeks, but not that they'd start after a week or so.
Appreciate some reassurance.
PS I don't regret having it done, I have more energy and no migraines.