After 9 weeks from aortic valve replacement I'm becoming maybe over confident after Just returning from a brisk walk and taking hilly routes testing my heart I think I pushed too hard after noticing my heart rate was 140bpm and I felt little anxious as I could feel I'd dare not walk faster especially up a slight hill. I had to slow down my breathing and walking. Hadn't done that before but managed to walk home slowing down gathering my breath. Reassuring I phoned my wife in case heading home. We met and it took some time for my heart rate to become calm down. A good 20 minutes.
I'm lying down getting a better rested heart rate at 83bpm at the moment.
My chest is still little tight from surgery but healing well and I've just been taking blood pressure tablets 5mg Amlodipine meantime for few weeks.
Regarding my experience, Is this normal?
Thought I'd be able to raise my heart rate feeling OK?
Probably not, at the moment. Just not ready.
I'm in third week of rehab and my heart rate is usually 115-120 max.