I had a heart attack 2 weeks ago, and had 4 stents put in. I am schedule for multi bypass surgery in September. They told me that I should start to slowly walk after 2 weeks since the heart attack, but I just don't have the wind or the energy to walk. All I do is sleep. I'm 64 years old, and prior to the heart attack I had more energy than this. Is it normal for me to be so very tired after 2 complete weeks of total rest and sleep?
My a-fib started when I was 52. I had a cardioversion last March and ablation last April. I still get winded if I over do it. I can walk at a regular pace tho. But up hill or stairs is no good
Ray - I'm trying to build my strength after AF cardioversion plus I have 7 stents in the RCA. When I walk I can't breath - I know how you're feeling - it takes time and baby steps to build yourself back up. After the cardioversion I felt better than I had in years but after about 3 weeks my breathing went south again. Hang in there and keep going a little each day - eventually you'll be doing three miles. I'm 71 - the heart trouble started when I was 56 and I've found that it's an up and down battle.
I meet with my cardiologist on August 2nd, and he is the one doing the open heart surgery on me in September. So I will discuss it with him, if I feel the same way by then. Right now, I am starting to feel a little stronger, and I am lightly pushing myself to walk and be a little more active during the day, which seems to be helping me gain my strength, although, some days, I still need a nap in the afternoon, if the weather isn't pleasant outside. Thanks for your feedback, and I'll report back once I know more from the cardiologist, on what exactly they will be doing to me for the operation. Thanks again. Hope you're doing well.
Hsve they looked fir something else? I had horrible symptomatic a fib and finally had cryoablation about 8 years ago. Started getting short of breath last summer with sny exertion. Long story short ended up with 2 stents in LAD with another failed in Feb. Had cardioversion in june due to a flutter. Still get some shortness of breath with exertion.
Moral of this is talk to your cardiologist and tell him/ her whats going on