I had asd repair as an infant. I have tricuspid regurgitation, low bp, high pulse, fluid retention and chest heaviness. I have to take a lot of deep breaths, what should I do?
Work-up. You need to touch base with your primary care provider to he/she can get you to see your cardiologist. You need to have a functional assessment of your heart.
Cardiologist. See a cardiologist who will get an echocardiogram & consult with you.
See a Doc. Your history of surgery puts you at risk for many post-surgical issues. You may have abnormal heart rhythms, your heart function may be decreased to name just a few. You need to see a cardiologist to help determine what is going on and how to help treat you.
See a cardiologist. Sounds like you have significant right heart disease and you may have to get your tricuspid valve repaired.
I am 34 y/o and 4 foot 9 inches female I weight 134 lbs history of tricuspid regurgitation and asd repair as a infant. Having chest pain, heaviness, left arm aching pain and heart palpatations. Please help!?
Need evaluation. If your ASD was repaired as an infant, you're probably cured as far as that goes. Regarding tr, that's present in about 90% of normal people - no problem there. Chest heaviness in a 34 yo is unlikely to be cardiac unless you smoke or have diabetes but with all your symptoms, you need an evaluation with echo and stress testing at a minimum. Read more...
Need exam. You sound very anxious. Please see your doctor right away to be sure there is nothing serious going on, or to get a proper evaluation. Have you suffered anxiety disorder in past? Panic attacks? Babies who have cardiac surgery have a high incidence of ptsd, anxiety and similar disorders. Read more...
Get Help. Serious issues can develop after hear surgery. Your palpitations are concerning for an abnormal heart rhythm. You should follow-up for life with a cardiologist specifically trained in adult congenital cardiology. Nationwide children's hosp and the cleveland clinic have such cardiologists. Your symptoms are concerning, so please see a cardiologist soon. Read more...