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  • PH: Burning feeling when I inhale and cough when I exhale?

    Ok, so I'm 2 and a half months post-op MVR and didn't have such a great post-op echo; which I've heard is not all that uncommon. Indicated moderate-to-severe TR, moderate PH and CHF. Both my cardiologist and surgeon expect this to improve by 6 months post-op and prescribed the following to help me deal with symptoms: Lasix, Lisinopril, Toprol XL. Been on these for almost three weeks now and symptoms are not improving. For example, I have a constant burning feeling in my chest/lungs when I take a breath and when I exhale, I cough. THIS, of course, worsens while I'm lying down. THIS IS NOT INDIGESTION...TOTALLY DIFFERENT. At first, my cardiologist thought it was the Lisinopril but I had it prior to taking. Is this a symtom of PH? My cardiologist and surgeon don't seem to think I need to worry about the PH, saying it will go away with time. I'm not so certain and have learned to question the opinions of my physicians as they have been just plan WRONG in the past. Not sure what to do about this as it isn't getting any better and it's not pleasant to deal with. Just wondering if anyone has experienced this? Nancy, did Joe have this? Thanks, Dee
    11/07: Dual Chamber Pacemaker for Sick Sinus Syndrome
    03/09: Mitral Valve Repair w/ Annuloplasty Ring for Mitral Regurgitation
    07/11: Mitral Valve Replacement for Mitral Stenosis

  • #2
    My first instinct is, are you around chlorine or ammonia?

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    • #3
      Nope! Nothing like that.
      11/07: Dual Chamber Pacemaker for Sick Sinus Syndrome
      03/09: Mitral Valve Repair w/ Annuloplasty Ring for Mitral Regurgitation
      07/11: Mitral Valve Replacement for Mitral Stenosis

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      • #4
        Ok you got me stumped. I have PH and don't have that sensation. How about I do a bronchoscopy on you?

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        • #5
          Ok. I also should mention that I'm quite SOB and feel congested. Feel like I have an enormous amount of pressure. Not sure what it is either? I am an odd duck. LOL
          11/07: Dual Chamber Pacemaker for Sick Sinus Syndrome
          03/09: Mitral Valve Repair w/ Annuloplasty Ring for Mitral Regurgitation
          07/11: Mitral Valve Replacement for Mitral Stenosis

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          • #6
            I could blame CHF, Pleural effusion, but you'd have pain on inspiration, not burning. I know at times, my heart is so enlarged that it makes everything inside my chest feel cramped. You have something else going on there. Had a Chest xray lately?

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            • #7
              Doing quick search on google produced a few others with the same complaints and no real answers. Some were treated for indigestion, which your sure it is not, some were refered to infectious disease doc to check for mycrotoxins in the lungs. Another was diagnosed as having a swollen rib cage? How that can be, I don't know.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by deek View Post
                Ok, so I'm 2 and a half months post-op MVR and didn't have such a great post-op echo; which I've heard is not all that uncommon. Indicated moderate-to-severe TR, moderate PH and CHF. Both my cardiologist and surgeon expect this to improve by 6 months post-op and prescribed the following to help me deal with symptoms: Lasix, Lisinopril, Toprol XL. Been on these for almost three weeks now and symptoms are not improving. For example, I have a constant burning feeling in my chest/lungs when I take a breath and when I exhale, I cough. THIS, of course, worsens while I'm lying down. THIS IS NOT INDIGESTION...TOTALLY DIFFERENT. At first, my cardiologist thought it was the Lisinopril but I had it prior to taking. Is this a symtom of PH? My cardiologist and surgeon don't seem to think I need to worry about the PH, saying it will go away with time. I'm not so certain and have learned to question the opinions of my physicians as they have been just plan WRONG in the past. Not sure what to do about this as it isn't getting any better and it's not pleasant to deal with. Just wondering if anyone has experienced this? Nancy, did Joe have this? Thanks, Dee

                Dee i've got ph and chf and i felt so much worsened when i would lie
                down i went in discribed it as almost indigestion but not and such heaviness
                upon my chest and i had alot of cough while lying down also.

                with me they reminded me what my body had gone through and suggested an x-ray ,they found some fluid in my lungs but wasn't a big deal (yet) they said and i was put back on drugs as you discribed and to use my spirometer
                It took along time to straighten out,but it has.(i think) for me anyhow.
                Maybe someones suggestion think Ross made get an x-ray would be good idea.

                sure hope it gets better for you soon,God bless.

                zipper2 (DEB)
                zipper2(DEB)



                AVR March24th 1992 (Carbomedic Valve)
                MVR January20th 2009 (St Jude)
                INR home testing with coagucheck xs:):)

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                • #9
                  Thanks Ross and Deb! I was suppose to have a chest x-ray prior to seeing my cardiologist two weeks ago...but after she saw me, she told me to forget it, that my lungs were clear. She blamed the symptoms on the CHF and said it would improve with the meds. Still hasn't...so I don't know? Maybe I should insist on the chest x-ray, just to make sure. Gosh, I feel like such a pain in the ass. It's always something. Again, thanks for your help Ross and Deb!
                  11/07: Dual Chamber Pacemaker for Sick Sinus Syndrome
                  03/09: Mitral Valve Repair w/ Annuloplasty Ring for Mitral Regurgitation
                  07/11: Mitral Valve Replacement for Mitral Stenosis

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                  • #10
                    Sure hope you find somthing/someone to help you. Sorry I can not help. Let us know.
                    Deb
                    Coincidence is Gods way of remaining anonymous.
                    AVR 7-6-07 Bovine Pericardial Valve. Akron City Hospital Ablation 6/08, Akron City Hospital

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                    • #11
                      Best thing to do is to be a pain in the ass and get an x-ray done. Rather be safe than sorry.
                      Hall/Deb - Is this pain worst after eating?
                      Laughter is the Best Medicine
                      MVR March 30/07 Carbomedics Valve - Said and done in 5 days in Canada

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