January 9, 2024

Jan 09, 2024

Learned something new about the impact of bariatric surgery--low heart rate!  Had a colonoscopy (the joys of getting older) and had a resting heart rate of only 40 (normal range is 60 to 100).  I've known I have low blood pressure for some time and have had issues with coming out of anesthesia slowly.  But as I do, I had to go to the internet before I reached out to my doctor to see if this was a problem.  Turns out, lower heart rate is a known consequence of bariatric surgery.  Turns out that the heart strengthens to handle the excess weight, so when the weight is gone, the heart doesn't have to work so hard.  So unless there are symptoms such as lightheadedness, etc., all is fine. Good to know.


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Spokane, WA
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Nov 29, 2005
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Summer 2004 in Ukraine

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