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I had open heart surgery to replace my mitral valve 14 months ago. I was lucky to have my surgery right before Covid got bad. But unfortunately the cardiac physical therapy I was supposed to was never done because the place closed for Covid. I eventually started working out myself because I was getting winded really easy. I've been going to the gym for a couple months now and I can breathe fine but my heart bpm is never lower than 100. My resting rate for the day is 103. My question is Will my bpm stay elevated for life and am I in danger? I'm a 42yr old male 5'9" 180 pounds. Not over weight but kinda muscular build. My family is worried but I keep telling them I feel fine. I have tissue valve, not mechanical. Thanks for listening
AHAModerator, March 6, 2021 9:19am EST
Thank you for joining the support network. We are glad you are here! Unfortunately, I'm not a medical professional, so I recommend raising these concerns with your cardiac care team. As you hear from others on the support network, I can also share some resources that cover Fitness Basics and Getting Active for you to check out. Please keep us updated on how you're doing.
The AHA Team