Syncopal Episodes After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Syncopal Episodes After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Coronary artery bypass surgery is a type of surgery wherein the blood is bypassed around the clogged arteries so that the blood flow and oxygen to the heart improves.

This surgery is also referred to a CABG. The coronary arteries are responsible for bringing blood to the heart muscle. Sometimes these arteries get clogged or blocked by plaque and other fatty material. This blockage ends up slowing the flow of blood or it can stop the flow of blood completely.

When a person has a coronary artery blockage, he will experience pain in the chest or develop a heart attack. However, by doing a coronary artery bypass surgery, the flow of blood to the heart improves and it ends up reducing the chest pain and the risk of heart attack.

Many people after a coronary artery bypass surgery experience irregular heart beat. This can make them feel weak and faint. Sometimes syncopal episodes can occur after coronary artery bypass surgery due to irregular heart beats. However, in most patients this symptom disappears in the first month after the surgery.

Irregular heart beat is medically known as arrhthymia and after a coronary artery bypass surgery, the heart beat can either be slow or extremely fast. There are some patients who suffer from irregular heart beat even many months after the bypass surgery. Patients when they are being discharged from the hospital are warned by doctors to keep a look out for irregular heart beat among other symptoms.

         Every often if irregular heart beat continue, due to fluctuation in the flow of oxygen, these patients can experience syncopal episodes. If this should happen to you, immediately consult your cardiologist who will prescribe the further course of action.

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