Ask Dr. Oz Season 3: Post Op #18 - New York News

Ask Dr. Oz Season 3: Post Op #18

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Audience member Pat asks Dr. Oz about her 23 year old son’s chest pain. Pat’s son was given medicine for inflammation, and it was later discovered that her son has Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeat). Pat’s son is soon having surgery to correct the irregular heartbeat, but is still concerned about how the chest pain will be corrected. Based on what Pat has described, Dr. Oz states that he believes her son also has Pericarditis (inflammation of the fibrous sac surrounding the heart).

Dr. Oz further notes that when Pericarditis takes place, fluid build-up and discomfort result, and in-turn interfere with the “electrical” pathways going through the heart. This process produces short-circuiting of those heart pathways, which then results in Atrial Fibrillation.

Dr. Oz tells Pat if they can find the cause of her son’s inflammation, both Atrial Fibrillation and Pericarditis should be resolved. Dr. Oz notes that the surgery is a process that identifies the “cracks” within the heart walls, and in having surgery, those “cracks” are essentially being “painted-over and covered-up”. This temporary fix is not the end-all solution, and Dr. Oz exclaims that the source cause of Pat’s son’s issue still needs to be discovered.

Dr. Oz recommends that Pat’s son see a cardiologist (for the heart issues) and a rheumatologist (for immune system issues). Dr. Oz reiterates that it is extremely important to identify the fundamental issues of the problem. Dr. Oz states that medicine and surgery often help, but the reasons behind needing them need to be addressed.

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