I am 21 year old female and mid last year I had my ASD repaired. I was lucky enough to have it closed using a catheter rather than bypass surgery. Prior to my procedure I wasn't experiencing any complications or symptoms and I was only tested because my mother had a rather large hole in her heart which was discovered in 2016.
Since my procedure I have not been feeling good, I have suffered from - rapid palpitations up to 5-6 times a day, unbearable headaches, tightness in my chest and left arm, I have been constantly lethargic and tired and had immense pain in the incision site (groin). As of recent my palpitations have decreased however the rest still continue to haunt me. I was told that the pain in my groin would pass a couple months after the procedure but it has only gotten worse and has continued to spread down to my mid thigh and every time I see my cardiologist I tell him about
the pain and he says that it will go away by the next time I see him... but it hasn't. Today I saw my GP and asked for an ultrasound, he said I could possibly have nerve damage that occurred during the procedure. He also prescribed me Endep which I have taken in the past to help fall asleep but it left me feeling tired and sluggish the next day. So I am hesitant to take it regularly every night. I now have chronic pain in my groin that restricts me from doing so many things that I used to be able to do. This upsets me because prior to my procedure I was training at the gym everyday and leading a healthy lifestyle, now the I'm extremely unmotivated as a result of pain no matter how hard I have tried to get back into the swing of things. I am now afraid that this could turn into something much serious and effect other parts of my body.
Has anyone else felt the same or experienced any of the same post procedure symptoms as me? I would love to hear your experience.
Post Edited (Seda_96) : 4/16/2018 4:41:26 AM (GMT-6)