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Mitral Valve Repair

I had Mitral Valve Repair in January.  A few days after surgery I went into afib.  I was put on Amiodarone  and Metoprolol.  I was taken off the Amiodarone in late May.  I went to the Cardiologist last week - I have shortness if breath while going up the stairs, walking uphill or exercising.  he now took me off he Metoprolol.  it has been almost a week and I still see no change.  Has this happened to anybody else?  Help!
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Metoprolol could be the culprit for you symptoms, but if they're not getting better off the medication, then it may be something else. It's possible that you're having bouts of Afib causing your symptoms, or that your heart is weaker, or you have pulmonary hypertension, or that the valve is leaky. If you haven't had a post operative echocardiogram, then you definitely should. It would also be reasonable to wear a Holter monitor or Event monitor to see if you are still having intermittent Afib.
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I just went for an echocardiogram last week, and everything looked good. I did a 30 day event monitor about two months ago, and my Cardiologist was pleased with the results.
I have been off the Metoprolol for a week now, should I already see results.  
I am an active person (or trying to be) so this is difficult for me.
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