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Hello, I have been following this site for some time now and had a question. I am 34 years old 5'8" and about 240lbs. I am on high blood presure meds and also depresion/anxiety meds. Getting to my question I would like to know if anyone has had heart problems and still had the sleeve surgery. I had heart surgery when I was 15 for a rapid heart beat that has now been corrected but just recently found out the I have LVH (Left Ventrical Hypertrophy) due to my untreated BP. Also if you did have the surgery and had issues prior or no issues at all did you find that your heart rate stayed normal? I guess I am just looking for any information I can about heart conditions with the sleeve. Thanks in advance for all your information and someday I hope to be a member of the sleeve family.

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Each and every case for wls is different. To get a more accurate answer to your question, it is best to consult with a wl surgeon. That is his/her scope of practice and they have the best answers. If you go on youtube.com and I believe it is Dr alvarez from Mexico that is open to questions and he will get back with you. I like his videos bc they are very informative. ;)

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Thanks for the info..I do have a message out to my cardio Dr. I also wanted to get all the info I could from sleevers because they are the ones that have the most experience. Again thanks, and I will have to check out the youtube info.

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My mom had the duodenal switch ten years ago. She had it open, not lap. She has a pacemaker. Everything went fine for her! Her heart has improved tremendously since she had WLS!

You should be fine, in my opinion. I have heard many good things of people with serious heart problems and previous heart operations having WLS.

Whew, that was my first post! :)

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Thank you LeahLeah for the information....that is what I have heard also.. Nice job on your first post :D

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I have high BP. And anxiety. But heart is healthy. 4 days post op and been tachycardic since the day of surgery. My BP spiked for a day and wouldn't go down, however, my surgeon says this happens. And can be corrected. My BP is back to normal but my tachycardia may not subside for several more days. Your surgeon knows what he is doing. Don't worry. My surgeon was on top of everything. Checked my labs and treated anything that looked funny right away so I recovered pretty rapidly.

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