Tummy tuck surgery for a heart patient

Dr. T Ask Doctor T, Cardiac Risks Leave a Comment

Question:

I had a heart attack three years ago.  Last fall I had a complete cardio check up and everything is great.  Before my HA I was extremely active and I still am.  I would very much like to have a tummy tuck and was wondering what specific risks would be involved for me.  I take Lipitor and Asprin daily.  thanks

Answer:

I would get a stress echocardiogram to confirm your heart is OK, and then go for it!
You also check your risk here:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/app/risk-assessment.php
Hope this helps,
Dr T

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.