Structural conditions like MVR (Mitral Valve Regurgitation) put limitations on a personal’s ability to take on simple daily tasks. Additionally, traditional treatment recovery makes heavy demands on the patient’s time and lifestyle. However, medical tech is making it possible to correct structural heart issues like MVR with minimally invasive procedures such as transcatheter mitral valve repair. This means faster recovery time and improved quality of life, allowing you to still go on that adventure, albeit with a few adjustments. Life changing and life affirming.
If you are ready to be on the move but worried about the management of your chronic rhythm issues, take heart because there is digital help at hand. Remote monitoring technology such as insertable cardiac monitors can give you some reassurance and confidence; knowing that your doctor can keep an eye on your heart as you go about your day. With data tracking capabilities, often synced with a smartphone, these monitors enable doctors to always have a view of a patient’s heart health and also help patients themselves become more proactive participants in the management of their own health. Mindful and matter of fact.
So for those of us older, wiser but always young at heart, it’s comforting to know that advancements in the field of healthcare – spanning a range of devices, services and therapies – help keep the spirit of adventure alive and empower you to make the post-retirement years as fulfilling as can be. Plan well and plan ahead with your medical practitioners, so that those impromptu holidays aren’t a source of stress, but ones that feed your sense of adventure instead.