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Anesthesia and arrhythmias
I cannot judge from here what happened. It is important to pursue, however, because if it was not secondary to an anesthesia problem, your dad needs a full cardiac evaluation. You have every right to meet with both the anesthesiologist and his surgeon and ask for an explanation. In somebody who never had an arrhythmia and who has a healthy heart this more likely related to the anesthetic technique. Whatever the reason, it is important to know, both for now and the future! I assume your dad is OK?
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Hope this helps,
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