Just joinedHi my name is Krys
I found this site while surfing info on heart disease, valve disease, and afib. I was diagnosed with afib last march, had a severe episode while I was driving a bus at work. When the paramedics got me in the rig and hooked up to ekg- my heart rate was over 150. Got to the er and the drs thought they would have to shock my heart to get it back in rhythm. The I.v. drug worked so then gave me an oral dose and kept me over night to observe. While trying to figure out why it happened, when doing echocardiogram, discovered my aortic, mitral, and tricusbid valves regurgitate. Also discovered an ascending aortic aneurysm. I am on Metropol Succinate E.R. for heart rate control so when I have heart flutters - it won't be a afib attack again. Blood work found - sightly elevated cholesterol, and thyroid tests indicating Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I have been doing fine as canbe under the circumstances. Just last Fri. I went to the doctor to renew my C.D.L medical certificate, the Dr told me I needed a paper signed by my cardiologist because of my afib, and my aortic aneurysm. So I can't work until I get it taken care of. First thing Monday morning iamgoing to the clinic and getting it taken care of. Didn't know ahead of to!e that she would new it or that my condition would cause such an issue. Now I am hoping all goes smoothly in the morning.
i haven't been exercising so have gained weight, have no energy, motivation tondo anything. On my days off I sleep.
That's my summarized story.
Will add a photo soon when I find one