Top
20
Doctor insights on: Irregular Heartbeat After Lung Surgery

Share

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


2

2
What can be done for an irregular heartbeat without medication or surgery?

What can be done for an irregular heartbeat without medication or surgery?

Some irregular heart: Benign and don't need meds. Get an explanation from your dr. Cut down on caffeine and energy drinks. God bless u! ...Read more

3

3
While in icu w/irregular heartbeat &chest pain i had a thrusting heartbeat . While trying to draw blood they was never able to get blood? Why

While in icu w/irregular heartbeat &chest pain i had a thrusting heartbeat . While trying to draw blood they was never able to get blood? Why

Palpitations: The sensation of thrusting heart beat can be related to the irregular heartbeat. Other types of beat can occur as well but they would have seen it on the monitor. Not being able to draw blood is probably unrelated and could be due to nature of veins or your hydration status. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks..Knowing i already have an irregular heartbeat?

What could it mean if I have chest pains on my right side during and after drinking a couple of drinks..Knowing i already have an irregular heartbeat?

Chest pains not nl: Difficult to determine why you are having chest pains upon drinking beverages. So, it's best to consult your physician, or cardiologist if this continues, as it's not normal to have this happen. You didn't specify which type of drinks, so if it's alcoholic beverages you are referring to, this may be increase or exacerbate the feelings of chest pain that may or may not be referred. It must be cked! ...Read more

6

6
Acute constricting chest pain, irregular heartbeat, inability to stand, nausea, and shortness of breath...

Acute constricting chest pain, irregular heartbeat, inability to stand, nausea, and shortness of breath...

If of acute onset: And recent or ongoing now for more than a few minutes i recommend calling 911 or going as quickly as possible to the ed. No likely cardiac related but not the only thing that can those symptoms in a 20 year old woman. ...Read more

7

7
39yr old female is having chest tightening that comes & goes. Sometimes feels like irregular heartbeat, this all started after having anxiety attack.

Anxiety: Most likely anxiety. However, pending family history and your risk factors, i would still recommend basic labs, ecg, stress test and echocardiogram. With palpitations, a 24 hour holter monitor maybe needed too. Anxiety won't kill you, but underlying cardiac disease can. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Have had irregular heartbeat for many years. Am now experiencing back/chest and jaw pain. Tests show so far heart ok. Could these pains be muscular?

Have had irregular heartbeat for many years. Am now experiencing back/chest and jaw pain. Tests show so far heart ok. Could these pains be muscular?

Muscular or reflux: It could be muscular or it also could be your esophagus. Reflux can lead to esophagitis and esophageal spasm which can cause the exact symptoms that you're describing. Consider taking antacids and staying away from coffee tea and alcohol. Also don't eat or drink anything for three hours before you go to bed at night. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

9

9
I am having a irregular heartbeat & throbbing/cramp pain near the left side of my chest. Doesn't hurt but feels weird cuz it's near the heart anxiety?

I am having a irregular heartbeat & throbbing/cramp pain near the left side of my chest. Doesn't hurt but feels weird cuz it's near the heart anxiety?

Panic attack: Do you drink "energy drinks"? If so it is the Taurine causing this. These dangerous products are very hard on your heart. Or, this is your chest telling you that it is exhausted carrying the stress and anxiety without relief. Either way, get some rest. Don't drink caffeine or other "energy" products. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
I've irregular heartbeat, chest pains(on and off), dizyness, lack of focus(visual&mental)drs are clueless as2the cause.Blood tests inconclusiv. Help plz?

I've irregular heartbeat, chest pains(on and off), dizyness, lack of focus(visual&mental)drs are clueless as2the cause.Blood tests inconclusiv. Help plz?

Cardiologist: Have you seen a cardiologist? Have you had a heart monitor at home? That's where i would start. Frequently, in your age group, arrhythmias which originate in the upper chambers of the heart produced symptoms such as the ones you describe. These can only be pick up on a heart monitor, unless you walk into an er while having an episode of "irregular heart beat". ...Read more

12

12
I had irregular heartbeat, went to ER and they did 3 ecgs, chest x ray, blood test and found nothing. What could this be?

I had irregular heartbeat, went to ER and they  did 3 ecgs, chest x ray, blood test and found nothing. What could this be?

Many: There are many possible causes for palpitation; some related to abnormal heart beat. Monitoring may be required to detect cause and type of rhythm abnormality. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

13

13
Symptoms - irregular heartbeat, sweats, fatigue, chest tightness but no pain. Should I call my doctor?

Symptoms - irregular heartbeat, sweats, fatigue, chest tightness but no pain.  Should I call my doctor?

Urgently: any irregular heartbeat with chest tightness warrants being seen by a doctor and obtaining an EKG immediately because it is possible that you may have had a heart attack, regardless of whether or not you feel pain. please seek attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

14

14
3yrs chronic anxiety n stress lit ev second like my heart is goin to give way n straining it irregular heartbeat chest pain will this shorten my life?

3yrs chronic anxiety n stress lit ev second like my heart is goin to give way n straining it irregular heartbeat chest pain will this shorten my life?

Have doc exam: The symptoms that you present does not sound to be associated with heart disease. The symptoms most likely are related to anxiety or stress, rather than physical disease. But, you should be checked by a physician and have a cardiac evaluation performed as well as base line laboratory tests, for example, thyroid studies, sugar and so forth. I do feel very strongly that you should have a physicia ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
My BP monitor has been showing irregular heartbeat. It's usually along with body ache or chest ache in 1 spot and feeling gassy. What could this be?

My BP monitor has been showing irregular heartbeat. It's usually along with body ache or chest ache in 1 spot and feeling gassy. What could this be?

Get checked: There are many different causes of irregular heart beats. Some are not serious, others can be life-threatening. Since your machine is noting the HR is irregular AND you are having chest symptoms I would get evaluated. If you have the symptoms right now, go to an urgent care or ER. ...Read more

16

16
What to do if I had lung surgery 8 months ago is it normal for my side to still be numb?

What to do if I had lung surgery 8 months ago is it normal for my side to still be numb?

Possibly: Chest surgery, either traditional or minimally invasive, requires going between the ribs. This can cause pressure on the intercostal nerves, which lie under each rib. That injury can last for months to years. Most times, it resolves quickly without any problems. ...Read more

17

17
I had lung surgery just over 4 months ago on my right side and my left side had collapsed 3 times but not for over 3 years is it safe to fly toamerica?

I had lung surgery just over 4 months ago on my right side and my left side had collapsed 3 times but not for over 3 years is it safe to fly toamerica?

Discuss: Most important is to discuss with your surgeon first. In general, depending on why you had surgery, what surgery was performed, and if you had postop complications; most patients can travel by plane by 6 weeks after surgery. Your most recent postop chest x-ray will be critical in decision. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Can I still have lung surgery if my bronchitis is flaring up?

Can I still have lung surgery if my bronchitis is flaring up?

No: In general surgery should be postponed until you have been afebrile for 48-72 hours and are on the road to recovery. Lung surgery should not be done while a patient is ill with acute bronchitis or flares of chronic bronchitis due to an increased risk of postoperative complications. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
If I get bronchitis every few weeks, will I eventually need lung surgery?

If I get bronchitis every few weeks, will I eventually need lung surgery?

No: No you will not. There are patients that are susceptible to recurrent bronchitis for a number of reasons (ie active smokers, patients with structural lung disease like bronchiectasis, patients with immunodeficiencies). It is best to see a lung specialist (pulmonologist) if you are having recurrent bronchitis to make sure there is nothing else going on. Surgery is unlikely. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
I just had lung surgery for removal of blebs. How long till the feeling goes back to normal?

I just had lung surgery for removal of blebs. How long till the feeling goes back to normal?

Days to weeks: It's normal to feel sore and short of breath. This will improve gradually. Ask your doctor when it's safe to exercise again. Moving and gentle stretching will help the incisional tightness feel better. As you increase your aerobic capacity, the shortness of breath will get better too. You haven't lost much lung tissue, and since you are young you will get back to normal before very long. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. James Krick
208 doctors shared insights

Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

Irregular heartbeat ...Read more