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Did anyone have a significantly elevated heart rate post-op? If so, when did it normalize, did they ever find out why?

I had my revision surgery on Thursday, October 24, 2019. It ended up being more complicated than anticipated, my band was slipped (I told them!!) all the way around my esophagus with the top of my stomach incarcerated in the band and a significant amount of scar tissue. My revision was anticipated to take 2 hours and ended up taking over 4 hours.

As soon as I went under anesthesia (before even cutting) my resting heart rate went into the 130s and stayed elevated. During my stay they had me on metoprolol to bring it down, which it did, but still in the high range. Since I have been home, my resting heart rate is about 110 and walking the stairs, scooping Protein Powder into a shaker, walking to the bathroom, has it shooting as high as 147 with me instantly feeling drained of all energy. I have also had low grade fevers around 99.5.

My surgeon's office sent me to the ER today and I had an EKG, CT scan, and labwork showing nothing of significance. The ER doc was trying to sell me on some people's resting heart rates normally stay at 110, which I know mine is usually in the 60s. He then said it could be mild dehydration or just left over adrenaline. My blood pressure is normal, so I couldn't be sent home on beta blockers to try and help with the heart rate again.

I did have 2 abnormalities on my EKG pre-op that no one seemed concerned about. I know time will tell, I just know when my heart rate goes into the 130/140s I feel tired beyond just normal surgery tired.

I'm trying to get even more Water down to see if that helps. I'm just hoping someone else might have some experience with this. Thank you so much for any advice or experiences you give!

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Did anyone have a significantly elevated heart rate post-op? If so, when did it normalize, did they ever find out why?

I had my revision surgery on Thursday, October 24, 2019. It ended up being more complicated than anticipated, my band was slipped (I told them!!) all the way around my esophagus with the top of my stomach incarcerated in the band and a significant amount of scar tissue. My revision was anticipated to take 2 hours and ended up taking over 4 hours.

As soon as I went under anesthesia (before even cutting) my resting heart rate went into the 130s and stayed elevated. During my stay they had me on metoprolol to bring it down, which it did, but still in the high range. Since I have been home, my resting heart rate is about 110 and walking the stairs, scooping Protein Powder into a shaker, walking to the bathroom, has it shooting as high as 147 with me instantly feeling drained of all energy. I have also had low grade fevers around 99.5.

My surgeon's office sent me to the ER today and I had an EKG, CT scan, and labwork showing nothing of significance. The ER doc was trying to sell me on some people's resting heart rates normally stay at 110, which I know mine is usually in the 60s. He then said it could be mild dehydration or just left over adrenaline. My blood pressure is normal, so I couldn't be sent home on beta blockers to try and help with the heart rate again.

I did have 2 abnormalities on my EKG pre-op that no one seemed concerned about. I know time will tell, I just know when my heart rate goes into the 130/140s I feel tired beyond just normal surgery tired.
I'm trying to get even more Water down to see if that helps. I'm just hoping someone else might have some experience with this. Thank you so much for any advice or experiences you give!

I had my VSG on 9/24. My resting heart rate was 110 also. I am normally 68 according to fit bit. It was high for the first week then back to normal. I believe it was the stress our bodies went through.

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I was higher than normal while in the hospital, and I'm sure the first week or so post-op. In the hospital I was in the mid 90s to low 100s and my resting heart rate was in the 70s before surgery, now 2 mos out I'm in the 50s. Your body has just undergone major trauma and one of the way it compensates is by increasing your heart rate to get blood components to the surgical area to promote healing. Inflammation is a normal part of the healing process and inflammation can increase your heart rate. It should only be for a short period of time but your body will adjust as needed. Other sources of high heart rate can include infection, dehydration, and stress in general.

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Thank you all for your answers! I am still well elevated and have been as high as the 160s now. I have an appointment Wednesday to see if any more answers can be found while adjusting my meds post-op. I feel like it's trying to slowly get better, so we'll just take it one day at a time. I'd just like to be able to get some walks in without feeling like I can't breathe! Thanks again!!

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