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I am having variable pulse rate. Do i need a surgery ?

Hi, My brotherinlaw has a variable pulse rate between 70 and 155 while sitting. One second it s down, five seconds later it s up over 150. He is just comming off a mitral valve repair job, but this problem existed even before that. He was just taken to the hospital again this morning. What could be causing this?????????
Asked On : Tue, 22 Feb 2011
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Thanks for he query
Vvular heart defects are known to cause atrial fib, he has to be monitored for it whith ECG and put on calcium channel blockers. It is a definite cause for concern. I am sure he will be on blood thinning medicines Sonia don't need to educate you about that
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Answered: Wed, 10 Aug 2011
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