[QUOTE=nuala]Hi Caroliz, I had an echo after I was referred by my GP who heard a mumur, they followed this up with a camera down my throat, I cant remember the proper name sorry, and after that i was put on the waiting list for the surgery. Like you I have always had a racing heart, even when resting, and breathless climbing stairs even thought I was exercising regularly but Id never thought anything of it til the diagnosis. My heart beat is less noticable following OHS but I still have the breathlessness, Im hoping that its still early days for improvements, the nurse says realistically it will take 6
Hope that you get some answers soon, its very frustrating constantly waiting and worrying. Nuala
I think Nuala the "down the throat camera" is called a Transesophageal Echocardiogram". This shows more than the regular transthoracic echo. I think I will be scheduled for this soon. Yesterday was a bad day. I am on Sotolol to slow my heart rate and keep BP down. It went the opposite. The HR went to 98 and BP shot up to 147/60 and I was sweating terribly. It is the Systolic that I am having a problem with.
I hope your procedure kicks in soon and you feel a whole lot better. You are in my prayers.