Hey there.. I normally hang out in the Arthritis Forum.. But I need your assitance.. My dad recently underwent surgery (hemorrhoids) on Wednesday.. and the surgery went fine.. HOWEVER.. he started having what I was told "heart flutters" since he came out of anesthesia.. What is this? And should I be worried? My dad lives in Arizona and I am in the Air Force and stationed in South Carolina, so I feel totally helpless. The doctors seem to think that it may have to do with the fact that he ended up fasting for 3 days (due to delay in surgery, etc..) My dad is 65 years old and I would say in Fair/Good health... Not Excellent, but Fair to Good... He does have high blood pressure.. They have called in a Cardiologist, but he hasn't seem him yet.. He says he feels fine after the "flutter".. he is eating and drinking regularly now as well.. He did mention that he has felt this way twice before, but it was because he hadn't eaten all day.. once he got something to eat, it went away...
I am worried..
Any thoughts would be appreciated...
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