I had breast reduction surgery today. Under anesthesia I had an episode of arrhythmia with my heart stopping for a few seconds, prompting the anesthesiologist to tell the PS to wrap it up quickly. I have a 3 year history of palpitations (since I quit taking Klonopin) and last year an eco found an atrial septum aneurysm. The cardiologist gave me an ok for the breast reduction.
The anesthesiologist said I need to tell the cardiologist asap but i can’t reach him.
My dilemma? I’m afraid to go to sleep now. I’m actually afraid I’m going to die in my sleep. I haven’t slept since the surgery this AM because as soon as I start to fall asleep I feel palpitations and I wake up.
Am I right to be worried?
(47, nonsmoker, 72kg, 170cm)
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