Lapband removed after 11 yrs - caused Heart problems


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I never had ANY heart problems prior to the lapband. The A-fib started when I was in labor giving birth and had pushed for 3 hours. I ended up in cardiac intensive care for a week and they ran a ton of tests on me and couldn't find anything wrong with my heart.

Now that I made the A-Fib/lapband connection...it just all makes so much sense.

On another note, I also started having hyper-Thyroid problems after having the band a few years. I have Grave's Disease to be precise. There again, studies have shown a connection between a stimulated Vagus Nerve and overthyroid stimulation.

I don't want anyone to get paranoid but I just want to mention it for anybody looking for answers to similar issues.

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dettie211 in response to "what is RNY" it is just short for Rouxen-Y gastric bypass.

AZbanster thank you for explaining, that is more than I've gotten out of my three doctors. And the strangest thing is I'm borderline hypo-thyroid which has just developed last year (running another test next month). I have been worried about Grave's Disease as it does run in families and my mother had it. But she didn't have a thyroid problem as that was the first thing they looked for. Anyway this forum is great. As there are noticeable other problems other than just slippage, acid reflux, erosion of which have come up in studies. Haven't read anything on the heart or thyroid until now.

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Hopefully in the future there will be diagnostic tests that will be used for all bariatric surgeries that will rule out future problems. I will soon have my band 8 years and so far it has been totally successful for me. Hope everything works out for you.

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I was diagnosed with begnin ectopic heart beats which i was assured has nothing to do with my band - but i wonder....

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OMG, I'm calling a doctor monday morning. I'm getting this thing out of me. I have heart palpatations all the time, been diagnosed with A fib. I know in my heart that is what is causing it because I don't think its ever been right. Long story, but thank you so much for posting your story. God Bless. Let us know how it all turns out.

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