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  • 1.  Dizziness and Vision Problems

    Posted 05-31-2022 09:52
    Hello Everyone!
    My husband had a quadruple bypass 17 days ago. The surgery went well and recovery has been going really well until about 4 days ago. At that time he developed a headache, blurred vision and dizziness. We discussed this with our Dr and they thought perhaps its an ear or sinus infection so he was prescribed antibiotics. He was also told to take iron pills, which he is doing. The problem is not getting better and is causing worry and some anxiety for both of us. It's actually impeding the walking he is supposed to be doing.
    His blood pressure has been pretty good, no temp and heart rate has been normal. We are eating a heart healthy diet and his appetite is good.
    Has anyone else had this type of problem with vertigo, dizziness or face numbness?
    Rika and Dave

    David Dunham
    Retired school principal
    Weimar TX

  • 2.  RE: Dizziness and Vision Problems

    Posted 06-01-2022 05:01

    I'm wondering whether this could be related to blood pressure medication dosage or perhaps a reaction to a specific type of blood pressure medication.  You might want to further pursue this with your cardiologist.  There are so many different medications that treat hypertension and are used post heart attack that maybe some medication dosage/substitution analysis is in order.

    Good luck.


    Ira Reid
    Hoboken NJ