Nicozsister
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Nicozsister, March 9,  2021  2:16pm EST

Elevated heart rate 6 months post surgery

My little brother (25 years old) had a mitral valve repair this past summer. He was on medication that would slow his heart rate post surgery. Now that the meds are done, his heart rate is around 80-85 bmp sleeping. He was around 62 before his surgery. Will it ever get back to normal? Is it normal to stay elevated 6 months post op? Does anyone have experience with this?

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  • AHAModerator
    AHAModerator, March 9,  2021  5:31pm EST

    Hello there, 

    Thank you for sharing your brother's story with the support network. We are glad you are here and hope you can find a sense of community and support! We recommend that your brother consult his doctor with specific questions, but we can share some resources on Cardiac Rehab in the meantime to help you both learn more. Please keep us updated on how he's doing.

    Best, 

    AHA Moderator 

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