@ John Campbell...
I had my pfo/asa closed Nov 10.
I seem to be experiencing some wierd side effects, and have finally put in a call the cardiologist's office asking for some guidance. What is funny is there is no set list of side effects given to patients undergoing pfo closure (as in "what to expect and what to be concerned about
"). The only list of things that I had to look out for were the ones related to the catheter sites, and they've closed long ago with no issues.
Due to my stroke in April which affected my left side (though I had recovered about
as fully as possible considering the brain damage is permanent), I'm on metoprolol, lipitor (SOP not because I have high chol), coumadin and now, low dose aspirin (just started the aspirin after the pfo closure).
Some things I'm noticing at almost 3 weeks out:
Hands go to sleep when I'm in bed( More than they used to).
Feel cold most of the time.
Less of an appetite
Off and On, very brief instances of:
Achey pain/soreness in heart area.
Ache in back near left shoulder blade/middle.
Chicken bone (something stuck in your chest) feeling happened only a few times, in the first ten days.
Thumping heart beat, usually really noticeable at night or in bed.
In the last five days, a few instances of:
Legs feel shaky/weak.
Chills with/without legs feel shaky/weak.
These last few have made me worried, that's why I called my cardio. I had been feeling better, a return to some energy and feeling normal, and it seems to have been sucked away.
Edit: Cardiologist sending me for an urgent echo to make sure all is well.
Post Edited (kcsoup) : 11/30/2009 9:27:11 AM (GMT-7)