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Not Just for Wrinkles: Botox Can Lower Bypass Surgery Complications
November 3, 2015
We all know that Botox is a staple in any dermatologist’s office, the not-so-secret solution to wrinkles. But do you know that Botox is not just for vanity purposes? A new study from the journal Circulation:
Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology reported that injecting shots of Botox into the prior to surgery can
even out heart rhythms and lessen the risk of complications such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney
Tests were conducted in a group of 60 patients in Russia. These patients had irregular heart rhythms and were scheduled to undergo heart bypass operation. Less than 10% of those who received Botox shots developed arrhythmias within 30 days after surgery. In comparison, 30% of the placebo group, who received only saline injections, developed abnormal heart rhythms.
According to Dr. Jonathan Steinberg, director of the arrhythmia institute at Valley Health System and
adjunct professor at the University of Rochester, “Botox may work by paralyzing, in a way, some of the
excitatory signals sent to the heart following the trauma of surgery. By suppressing some of this activity, the heart rhythm may have a chance to stabilize more quickly”.
This is great news indeed, knowing that Botox can be used for anything more than superficial facial
If you’re not in danger of going through bypass surgery anytime soon, you can just enjoy the usual benefits of Botox, courtesy of the Wrinkle Correction Treatment from Created Beautiful, one of Canberra’s most trusted beauty salons. Aside from wrinkle correction, Created Beautiful also offers the best permanent cosmetic tattoo in Kingston, Canberra and other excellent beauty services.