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Houma, LA
A 17-year-old male asked:

What is the risk of a blood clot after gallbladder surgery in a patient with high blood pressure and tachycardia?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Zunamon
Cardiology 40 years experience
It depends: The high blood pressure and tachycardia(rapid heart rate)are common after surgery due to stress and not necessarily indicators or causes of a blood clot. However, some people do in fact develop a blood clot after surgery and a rapid heart rate might be a sign warranting further evaluation.
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