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I had the TAVR procedure in April, 2020. Everything is going well, but seasonal allergies due to pollens are a problem for me. I was taking Sudafed for relief until my cardiologist told me that I shouldn't take that particular drug because of the prosthetic valve, but I could take other allergy meds. I am wondering if others have been told to avoid certain medications after TAVR. They didn't mention anything in my after care instructions, so I was surprised when I learned about Sudafed.
Everything is so confusing and scary, you should be able to get a direct answer from your Doctor or their nurse. Don't be afraid to ask, I have called several times and feel like I am a pain, but… read more
Sounds interesting, I was wondering, is it for to help shorting of breath, and does the lead to the brain, lessen the amount of oxygen the brain gets to keep. Maybe those questions will help. Take… read more
I've had a terrible struggle with shortness of breath for months now. They have done all kinds of tests & found that I have a paralyzed diaphragm and I'm also retaining fluid (so "heart failure" too I guess). Has anyone else experienced this?