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Dizziness on standing. Underwent valve replacement surgery. Symptom relief measures?

Yes this is about my uncle he is 78 and about a year ago he had open heart surgery to replace a valve now he is having system where he passing out when standing up or he gets real dizzy he has his blood token every other week but still he still has the system. He don't want to go back to the doctor what should I do for him I am his nephew
and he live alone at home.
Asked On : Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

He ought to see a doctor! There is no alternative…
He needs examination / and probably investigation...

It may be from postural hypo-tension.. Did you check the BP – standing and lying?
It can be from anaemia – what is his haemoglobin?
EKG / HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring – for arrhythmia) / ECHOcardiogram (for clot) / TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG – for ischemia) / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance.
If there are no clues, he should be followed up by a neurologist. / MRI may be needed. MRA (MRI angiography) shows blood vessels and is generally done at the same sitting.

Take care     
Wishing all well
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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