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When should I go for my gall bladder surgery?

Q: I am a 32 years old man who was to undergo gall bladder surgery. Following anaesthesia, the doctor found an abnormal ECG and postponed my surgery. An ECG done half an hour later showed left bundle branch block (LBBB). I underwent 2D echo and troponin T and these were normal. What is the best treatment for LBBB? When should I go for my gall bladder surgery?

A:If your doctor saw an abnormal ECG during anaesthesia, he was right to abort the operation. However, you still need the gall bladder to be removed. Consult a cardiologist, who will tell you how to make the operation safe. It is a good idea to get the operation done in a hospital that has a cardiologist available. This cardiologist will check you before and after surgery, and during surgery if needed.

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