I am a 65 year old (young) female who has been very healthy all my life til now. I had open heart surgery 6/9/08 and am at 8 weeks. Can anyone tell me what to expect as I recover. Developed irregular heartbeat at 6 weeks. Dcotor increased Lopressor to .025 mg 1 in a.m. and 1 pill in p.m., added Digoxin also. Am also taking Lipitor & 325 mg asprins. Said this condition is fairly common for a while. Has anyone else had this problem and was it permanent. Still have irregular heartbeat occasionally but usually only last 10-20 mins. My average BP 112/74 pulse 81 but when I get irregular heartbeat/pulse BP machine can't measure pulse. Doctor says blood pressure machines don't measure pulse accurately when there pulse is irregular. My blood pressure doesn't go up when I get the irregular pulse/heartbeat. Any comments or advice is welcome.
Post Edited (Sadie1) : 7/31/2008 11:38:12 AM (GMT-6)