Low hr/bradycardia months/years following surgery

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Froller2

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So i take it most of us had elevated hr after our ohs, but now months, years or decades later how many have a low hr?
Mines usually in the 50s at rest but does dip into the 40s (i honestly get anxious whenever i look at my watch and i see 40s)
 

pellicle

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yes, most of us have tachycardia responces (even afib) in the days, weeks or months following surgery. Bradycardia is not as common.
Have you discussed this with your cardio? I suspect something needs to be done medically
 

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Do you have any dizzy or nausea spells? Are you taking any beta blockers or other meds that would lower your HR? If you have symptoms, it’s really something to check out.
After my heart rate settled post MVR (was probably a year), it’s regularly in the 50’s at rest and upper 40’s while sleeping. My cardiologist is OK with it as I have no symptoms. A few years back I had a cholecystectomy and was inpatient for 2 nights for heparin bridging afterwards and one night 3 nurses came running in and scared the crap out of me. I woke up startled and they said my HR went down to 28. My response was “I was sleeping, what’d you expect?”. I was their annoying patient. I’d do things like take a long walk around the hospital and would go out of range of the telemetry.
 

Froller2

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Do you have any dizzy or nausea spells? Are you taking any beta blockers or other meds that would lower your HR? If you have symptoms, it’s really something to check out.
After my heart rate settled post MVR (was probably a year), it’s regularly in the 50’s at rest and upper 40’s while sleeping. My cardiologist is OK with it as I have no symptoms. A few years back I had a cholecystectomy and was inpatient for 2 nights for heparin bridging afterwards and one night 3 nurses came running in and scared the crap out of me. I woke up startled and they said my HR went down to 28. My response was “I was sleeping, what’d you expect?”. I was their annoying patient. I’d do things like take a long walk around the hospital and would go out of range of the telemetry.
I do get dizzy at times but that started a month ago together with chest pain, but my cardiologist scanned my heart and said my heart was doing ok
 

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I had a low HR for years (resting rate in the 40s) but it was definitely a function of bp meds.
Yep, beta blockers will due that. One of their primary functions is to blunt the effect of adrenaline on the heart. I'm on 100 mg metoprolol daily (afib after surgery and premature atrial contraction s for months, all resolved) and my resting heart rate is consistently in the 50's, but no dizzy spells and it will get to 160 with heavy aerobic exercise (squash). I'm 64, AVR 4-21, Inspiris Resilia, aorta graft and one vessel CABG at CC.
 
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