- Apr 26, 2022
Got it....thanks!Yes. I was on metroprolol for about 3 months to control my blood pressure. This is a beta blocker and it seems almost all are put on a beta blocker after surgery. From my understanding, the purpose is to control blood pressure during the recovery period, so that sutures can heal properly.
I was also on amiodarone. This was because I had two episodes of afid in recovery. Afib is very common after valve surgery. My surgeon indicated that about 40% of patients have at least one episode of afib in recovery. The good news is that for the vast majority it is transitory. I only had to be on amiodarone for about 6 weeks, as I recall.