Electrocardiographic changes after breast reduction surgery

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Macromastia is associated with symptoms related to postural changes and decreased mobility. Breast reduction surgery (BRS) is the treatment of choice for these patients. Anatomical and structural changes in body posture and habitus might cause changes in electrocardiography (ECG). In this study, we aimed to evaluate the outcome of BRS on ECG changes of the patients after surgery. Study population included 33 female patients who had undergone BRS. ECG records of every patient before procedure and 6 months after procedure were analyzed retrospectively. Patients were naïve of known cardiac diseases and the patients did not have any known arrhythmia. The mean age of the study population was 40.8 ± 9.6. Total removed breast tissue from both sides was 1493 (1052-2138) mL, as 800 (513-1093) mL removed from right side and 740 (519-1050) mL removed from left side. There were significant changes in ECG of the patients in post-operative period. Atrial conduction parameters such as, PR duration (p<.001), Pmax duration (p<.001) and P wave dispersion (p<.001) were significantly decreased post-operatively. Additionally, ventricular conduction parameters such as, TPe duration (p<.001), TPe/QT (p=.013) and TPe/QTc (p=.005) ratios were found significantly decreased in ECGs of the patients. BRS as a treatment for macromastia does not only improve posture and mobility of the patients and also have positive impact on cardiac conductions. In patients those had BRS, atrial and ventricular conductions detected by ECG recordings were improved after surgery.


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Breast Surgery, P Wave, T Wave, Breast Reduction, Electrocardiography


Plast Surg Hand Surg

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Ergan Sahin A, Yasak T, Yılmaz B, Sahin AA, Demir AR, Colak O. Electrocardiographic changes after breast reduction surgery. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2022 Mar 21:1-4.