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I''m scheduled for a tummy tuck in January and had an ekg

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I''m scheduled for a tummy tuck in January and had an ekg which showed tachycardia ( which has not changed since last ekg 3 years ago) Will this prevent me from having surgery? No chest pain, no smoking, BP controlled, DMII controlled, normal CBC.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 years ago.


Tachycardia means increased heart rate. Sinus tachycardia should not be considered as contraindication/refusal for surgery or anesthesia. If heart rate is too high, probably your anesthetist or internist would give you some medications like beta blockers for reducing your heart rate as pre-op prepration.

Hope this helps. Please feel free to ask, if you have further questions.

Dr. Arun

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