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cherbam

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I have St. Jude’s mechanical aortic and mitral valves and a bovine tricuspid. My OHS was 15 yrs ago. I was told my tricuspid may need to be replaced after 15 yrs. I’m wondering if that is why my heart has been fluttering a lot lately. My INR is in range. Any suggestions?
 

Astro

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Hi cherbam, I’m not sure what you mean by “fluttering” but it sounds like something To check out with your doctor. They could consider things like an ECG, Holter monitor and an echo.

I hope it is all okay.
 

Catie

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I agree with Astro. If you're having tons of palpitations, they might want to check and be sure they are the innocuous kind. I've done a 24-hour Holter test a few times.
 

carolinemc

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I have St. Jude’s mechanical aortic and mitral valves and a bovine tricuspid. My OHS was 15 yrs ago. I was told my tricuspid may need to be replaced after 15 yrs. I’m wondering if that is why my heart has been fluttering a lot lately. My INR is in range. Any suggestions?
Please let us know what you found out. You left us in the dark.
 

Protimenow

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I even had a 48 hour holter a few years ago. Perhaps a 24 hour holter may reveal the electrical side of the 'flutter.' Echo may also reveal some issues.

I suggest finding a good cardiologist (if you haven't already) and letting her help determine what'sgoing on.
 
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