ok so im 27 and have a leaking aortic heart valve along with high bp. I've been having chest pains, shortness of breath, headaches,hot flashes, dizzy spells. I developed high bp 3months into my pregnacy, had a high risk pregnancy from then on had a c-sec 2weeks early because of the fluid and bp. Its now a year after my son was born i still have high bp. my cardiologist has me on 800mg of labatalol,100mg of hydralazine, klor-con, and hyrochlorazine. a few weeks ago i had a horriable spell at the store where i got hot, then dizzy and blacked out. There is no evidence of me falling during this time, but when i came too i was confuse didnt know where i was or whos cart i was pushing. Went strait to cardiologist and she did a CT of my brain. Everything was normal, now having lots of blood work and urin testing done, waiting on results. But does anyone have a idea or anything about what maybe goin on? Sometimes at night while i sleep i get woke up from what feels like my heart pound then like waves of warm tingling all over my body, then almost like im drunk when i close my eyes,its like im looking through a kalidascope. dizzy feeling.
At age 27 years with aortic insufficiency requires that an etiology for the aortic insufficiency be considered and the severity of the leak should be assessed.
As noted, the high blood pressure should be treated, though I personally would avoid hydralazine because of its sometimes complicating side effects.
I don't know why you fainted, but one has to think that your blood pressure and/or medication played a role. I agree with your physician that blood electrolytes and other blood work should be checked. Aortic insufficiency is generally not associated with fainting or faintness, as is aortic stenosis.
Please be aware that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.
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