Hello, I'm 29 years old, I have leaky mitral valve which was found when I was two years old, I've always had check up every 2 years and everything always ok, had few little flutters but was once in while, I had my son in 2014 was checked while I was pregnant.
In about September 2016 I noticed I was getting more pulpatation and on occasions I'd need to take deep breath in n out as felt a little short of breath, After few wks I mention it to my doctors who then contacted hospital I had a ECG , ECho and 72hr tape which picked up few eptopic beats, cardiologist said it's mild MV and I may need open heart surgery in 10yrs time.
February i noticed I was getting more pulpatation, scared to run as I would get really out of breath even walking I get tight chest, so when back to my gp he said he would tell my cardiologist doctor, it was a long wait for the appointment.
June I had funny turn at work chest was tight, I felt light headed, short of breath, the nurse I was working with checked my pulse which was irregular so she told me to go down to a&e. I was then giving test for heart attack, all was clear and I was giving propranolol to take twice a day doctor said it was my anxiety making symptoms worse.
The tablets helped a bit didnt feel the flutters as much but was still getting them, the tablets made me really tired and had funny dream. My symptoms got worse so I had another echo and 24hr tape then got an appointment last week with my cardiologist he said my MV is still showing as mild but he is concerned that my symptoms are getting worse so is going to talk to surgeons and he has organised for me to have a transesophageal echocardiogram to look at the back off my heart his also changed my tablets as I'm getting very tired at work, I work as a nursing assistant I get so tired doing 12hr shifts so his changed my tablets to diltiazem 90 mg and told me to take painkillers for chest pain I'm getting.