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I had a minor operation.

Just had a minor op (panoscopy) which was fine under iv propafol. probs with reversal of muscle relaxant and then post op problems with heart rate, rhythm and blood pressure. consultant suggested cardiology check although seem to be normal 16hrs post op. is this likely to be just drug induced or should i look further?

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I think your consultant is correct to say that you need to have a cardiology check-up. This will make sure that your heart and heart rhythm are normal both at rest and under stress or exercise. Sometimes an underlying heart problem can be uncovered at times of stress, such as during an operation. If that does not uncover anything then it can be put down to drug induced complications.

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