I have got "significant" (consultant cardiologist's word) aortic stenosis and am waiting to get an appointment with a surgeon to help the cardiologist decide when I need to have an avr. The area of the valve opening is .61 sq cm according to the echoscan and .5 sq cm according to an angiogram the week before last. I get VERY tired after very little exercise and am not sure how much I should be doing. I get some pain and quite a lot of breathlessness. GP gave me a GTN spray which helps a litttle bit. Do/did any of you get any medication to help with the fatigue, or is it just a case of learning to pace myself? Still working, but have reduced hours to afternoons only. Any advice on this?? Pressure in valve???? is between 60 and 70 not sure what.
Also I have had an increase in migraine attacks. Has anyone else had this problem? Not terrible headaches, but the zig zag lines in abundance, sometimes affecting first one eye and then the other.
Any advice very welcome, also I do need to lose about 40 pounds..and as soon as possible. Many thanks.