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Shortness of Breath 5 months after triple bypass.
busy223 posted:
I had triple bypass surgery June 17, 2010. Still very short of breath with activity. Just had an echo stress test, which was normal and a breathing test, also normal. CT scan of lungs, normal. My surgeon doesn't seem concerned, my cardiologist just changed my BP med from a beta blocker to a calcium channel blocker, no difference. Does anyone else have this problem. Getting very frustrated!
Thank you!
Patricia Grey
jruedab responded:
I think that the problem is not the number of bypass, but the status of your heart. You should insist with your cardiologist to solve the problem. Normally, exercise, salt reduction, some meds for arteries dilatation and if required liquid reductions and diuretics may help.

Did you followed cardiac rehabilitation? also helps.

busy223 replied to jruedab's response:
My cardiologist is the only one concerned. I finished cardiac rehab in Sept. I'm on a diuretic along with my bp meds. The shortness of breath started when I went on BP meds. but no one thinks it's connected. I have always exercised & eaten right. Don't smoke or drink, am 5'1", weigh 110 ilbs. so not overweight. I don't know, probably have to have another heart cath. Thank you for the response.

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