My father in law had a CABG almost 6 weeks ago. His son took him for a routine followup at the cardiologists office because his bp's were running low, in the 80's systolic. They did an EKG in the office and we were later told that they thought he was in a-flutter. The doctor came in and gave 3 doses of adenosine, my father in law was having trouble breathing after the 2nd dose and went into full cardiac arrest after the 3rd dose. He did not survive, we took him off life support 3 days later
SUCH PATIENTS ARE PRONE TO DEVELOP ARRYTHMIA LIKE PSVT (ATRIAL FLUTTER)
THERE ARE MANY RISK FACTORS FOR A FLUTTER POST CARDIAC SURGERY THAT INCLUDE
Increasing age Previous history of AF Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Elevated preoperative hemoglobin A1c Low-intensity physical activity in the year prior to surgery Caucasian race Obesity
ALL THESE CAN PRECIPITATE THE FLUTTER AND THE FLUTTER LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CARDIAC ARREST AND HENCE THE DEMISE OF YOUR FATHER IN LAW
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