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    My mvr story so far.

    I think I can manage 6 or 7 miles on the flat, because I was pretty fit before my first bout of afib. But conversely, I struggle for breath when climbing a flight of stairs. I think I would have said I was asymptomatic before the afib which is now persistent and doesn’t look as if it will go...
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    My mvr story so far.

    I’m already booked to see a surgeon cardiologist privately on July 18th at Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital. He does a ecg and echocardiogram beforehand, so I am hopeful of a better outcome. The NHS will not give me a copy of the last echocardiogram until the first cardiologist has seen it...
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    My mvr story so far.

    I saw the cardiologist on Monday and came away a little confused and disappointed. He was not the same cardiologist I saw the first time so had explain my history so far. He asked how far I could walk on the flat, when I said 6 or 7 miles, he laughed and said I am very fit! He looked at the...
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    My mvr story so far.

    Yes its tragic, like I said I’ll probably end up going private if I don’t like what I hear from the cardiologist on Monday. People are getting dates for surgery then being cancelled multiple times. Im not a rich man by any means and the cost will put a big dent in savings, but it’s no good...
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    My mvr story so far.

    Yes, the nhs is wonderful when it works, but it has been under intense pressure this last few years like all healthcare systems. I just hope I’m not one of the ones that slip through the gap! A recent report said that over 100,000 people in the uk are waiting for serious cardiac surgery. When...
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    My mvr story so far.

    Thank you Martin, No, I can’t find a reference to a BNP test in my records, something else I will have to ask about next week. Pete.
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    My mvr story so far.

    Thanks Dave, Yes I realise this now, but at the time I was relieved not have to have surgery. Since the last episode I have researched a lot more so am now a little more knowledgeable. I am seeing the same cardiologist next Monday, i have also booked in to see one of the best cardiologists in...
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    Do you measure HRV with a health wearable (watch, Oura ring, Whoop, etc.)?

    My hrv matched me having my first mvr episode exactly, then went down to normal levels. Seven months later I had another episode, this time it hasn’t gone back to normal, or pre mvr levels. All data was recorded by Apple Watch. I’ve attached screen shots from Apple health. If I look at the...
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    My mvr story so far.

    Sorry, my mistake, it should read moderate to severe, I’ll edit that part. I still don’t know the results of my second echocardiogram but the technician said it was worse than the previous test but he needed to check.
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    My mvr story so far.

    Thank you, I am based in North Lincolnshire.
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    My mvr story so far.

    Hi, first time here, so here is my MVR story so far. In June 2021 my Apple Watch warned me of possible atrial fibrillation, which at the time I had no idea was. I contacted my GP who put me on a ecg and found a murmur. Then booked in for 24 hr holter monitor and echocardiogram. Results of...
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