My mom battled high blood pressure for years. Since having the Chiari (w/ syrinx) surgery last June, she now battles low blood pressure. It gets so low (sometimes 70/40) that it's difficult for her to walk across the floor without feeling faint. The surgery itself went as planned, but she did develop complications afterward when she aspirated on some food 1 day after the surgery. She was on a ventilator for 2+ weeks and after coming off the vent, she developed blood clots in her lungs. She has an umbrella filter in her heart now and is on blood thinners. We've been assured by doctors that the filter & blood thinners have nothing to do with her low blood pressure. We are thankful to still have her with us, but struggle with finding an explanation of her low blood pressure issues. Anyone else that's had the surgery experience similar issues? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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