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I had a vagotomy in early 1990's, over the last few years I

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Hello, I had a vagotomy in early 1990's, over the last few years I have been having problems with irregular heart beat and feeling faint. I am told that this could be associated with the break in the vagus nerve, my question is where could I get information about this and the function of the nerve..?
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: The doctors I have spoken with have different ideas and has confused the situation as no definitive conclusion has been made.
JA: The Neurologist can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?
Customer: Yes we do..
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: General health is good and do not drink or smoke.

Hello! My name is Dr.Ehtisham. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply momentarily.

Do you have an ECG and 24 hour Holter monitoring done?


Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I have had an ECG, it showed the lower recording had large infrequent spikes, my GP has asked for a scan to be completed however this was 3 months ago and nothing happened. No mention of a Holter monitor.

Thanks for the details

I think you should have a repeat 12-lead ECG an a Holter monitoring

First thing is to rule out a possibility of an arrhythmia

After ruling that out one can say it is due to the Vagotomy

Please do let me know if you have any other question


Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Okay many thanks, I will contact my GP. Kind regards

You are welcome

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