I really got sand bagged on this one. I have had an a fib all my life. Also a fast heart rate presumably because Mom was determined that I not catch TB from her so I was doused in antibiodics for years.
So when my GP suggested I go for an echocardiogram to establish a base line, I said "Sure. Makes sense.". That was last year and the test showed a very, very mild MVP. I expected this year's follow up to say the same thing as I have not noted any changes in heart rate or number or severity of a fibs since last year.
But the test showed otherwise. My atrial pressure has doubled and the amount of regurgitation has gone from minimal to high moderate.
So I'm off in a few weeks to get an endoscopic ultrasound.( though first I must stop by the allergist to make sure I'm not allergic to the sedatives they want to use.)
Joy. I didn't see this one coming.
Anybody out there have advice?
Gina, who keeps thinking she has beaten the APS into a corner, where the beast will remain chained up and away from inventing new mischief.