What is the difference between a fib with mitral valve issues and a fib? I understand their is more risk without the mitral valve prolapse. I had a recent echo - and was told their was minimum leakage of the valve. I am taling metoprolol (50 mg.) but still have irregular heart episodes upon stress and exertion, (like steps or sometimes exercise. ) .Is there danger to having testing such as endoscopy or colonoscopy ? Please excuse the multiple questions but the answers might clear up some confusion.
well ms betsy, i have mild mitral prolapse, used to have afib, I had an ablation and now have occasional skipped beats... but to answer your qestion, I had a colonscopy and an endoscopy both this year and had no problems.... the docs didnt seem concerned at all.. wuza fun summer....colonscopy and endoscopy...laffin..hope this is helpful ..Claytex
I had A Fib episodes that resulted in me being in ICU's and Hospitals frequently. I tried 5 different Betablockers and nothing really worked. Just had to live with it and take Ecutrin - bloodthinner - as A Fib can cause strokes because of blood clot-issues.
I eventually had my Mitral valve repair done in 2008 - had severe mitral valve incompetence due to the segments that was deformed (congenital defect) and the A Fib stopped.
So what I am trying to say to you: you need to take Baby Aspirin or atleast some kind of bloodthinner as A Fib can cause bloodclots and cause havoc! but some people manage to live with A Fib.
There are no real dangers to taking procedures like Endoscopies, etc. but talking about Endoscopies: Just something very interesting: acid reflux (GERD) can also cause A Fib or irregular heartbeats! the acid irritates the vagus-nerves!!! that controls heart beats.
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