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Hi All: I am days away from surgery, on my preop diet and I went to the cardiologist today for clearance. Had my ekg. Then the doc came in and said that since I have diabetes and a family history of heart disease I had to have an echo cardiogram and a nuclear stress test on the tread mill. I must say I was surprised and a bit let down because I thought that this was the last thing I had to do before the surgery. I right out asked him if there was anything wrong and was told no, just my family history and diabetes.

I do realize the he is probably just trying to take good care of me but.....

Have any of you had to do this before the RNY? Have any of you had heart problems and still had the RNY?

Thanks for any input.

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I just went through the exact same thing. Had ecg, it checked out fine. I have family history of heart disease plus I get winded easily. I explained that I am certain it is the weight causing me to be out of breath with activity. Still, I have to do stress test and ultrasound before he clears me.

I am not worried about it. I have read posts from plenty of people with heart issues that had surgery. I am glad that extra precautions are taken to keep me as safe as possible.

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1 hour ago, Losingit2018 said:

I just went through the exact same thing. Had ecg, it checked out fine. I have family history of heart disease plus I get winded easily. I explained that I am certain it is the weight causing me to be out of breath with activity. Still, I have to do stress test and ultrasound before he clears me.

I am not worried about it. I have read posts from plenty of people with heart issues that had surgery. I am glad that extra precautions are taken to keep me as safe as possible.

I will just take your attitude about it. Sounds less stressful lol. Thanks

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1 hour ago, heatherjudson said:

I had an irregular EKG. I needed the echocardiogram to be cleared.

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I had to do the echocardiogram and nuclear stress test for the exact same reasons -- diabetes and history of heart disease in my family despite not having any symptoms of heart disease. I got nervous about the stress test results (my father died young of a heart attack), but all turned out normal, and the cardiologist approved me for surgery. I bet you will be fine as well. Good luck!

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1 hour ago, brightfaith said:

I had to do the echocardiogram and nuclear stress test for the exact same reasons -- diabetes and history of heart disease in my family despite not having any symptoms of heart disease. I got nervous about the stress test results (my father died young of a heart attack), but all turned out normal, and the cardiologist approved me for surgery. I bet you will be fine as well. Good luck!

Thank you for your post. I will just remain calm and push forward.

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Hi All: I am days away from surgery, on my preop diet and I went to the cardiologist today for clearance. Had my ekg. Then the doc came in and said that since I have diabetes and a family history of heart disease I had to have an echo cardiogram and a nuclear stress test on the tread mill. I must say I was surprised and a bit let down because I thought that this was the last thing I had to do before the surgery. I right out asked him if there was anything wrong and was told no, just my family history and diabetes.

I do realize the he is probably just trying to take good care of me but.....

Have any of you had to do this before the RNY? Have any of you had heart problems and still had the RNY?

Thanks for any input.



Weird, I do have diabetes (no family history of heart disease) and all I needed was an EKG. However I am under 30 so maybe that makes a difference? I can fully relate to having to jump through hoops tho! I can join the circus after this experience. Hang in there.


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Nancy i had echocardiogram and scan of abdominal aorta. Although I had 1st degree relatives with cardiac issues I tested out fine, maybe I inherited the GOOD gene? Anyway she cleared me for my RnY surgery.

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Hi All: I am days away from surgery, on my preop diet and I went to the cardiologist today for clearance. Had my ekg. Then the doc came in and said that since I have diabetes and a family history of heart disease I had to have an echo cardiogram and a nuclear stress test on the tread mill. I must say I was surprised and a bit let down because I thought that this was the last thing I had to do before the surgery. I right out asked him if there was anything wrong and was told no, just my family history and diabetes.

I do realize the he is probably just trying to take good care of me but.....

Have any of you had to do this before the RNY? Have any of you had heart problems and still had the RNY?

Thanks for any input.


No heart problems, but the same thing happened to me. I had to do all of those tests.

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