I am 7 weeks post-op after OHS to repair mitral valve.
For the past 7 weeks I have a resting HR of 120+ and low BP (today it was 87/55). At Cardio's appointment Cardio noted this (I thought it is normal post-op to have such a fast HR) and prescribed LANOXIN. I have been using it for almost 2 weeks now and still no improvement in HR and BP.
GP did bloodtests and these are the results:
CRP: normal range
Full blood count: normal range
Can anyone tell me what is this Pro-BNP test and if 218 is high? GP is conserned and whant to send me back to Hospital and I don't want to go, unless there is something wrong.
Current symptoms: still have pains (both breasts and middle/sternum area) dizzy, irregular heartbeat (at times 30 miss beats/extra systoles per minute), palpitations when I climb steps/urinate (had these symptoms pre-op), fast HR low BP.
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