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A 32-year-old female asked:

I recently had open heart surgery to correct endocarditis effects. now i am suffering from chest pain and cold sweats during exercise. is this normal?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain after open heart surgery is not uncommon, it could be something minor such as incisional pain, or more serious problems such as pericarditis or pericardial fluid. You should have it checked by your cardiologist or heart surgeon ASAP
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatric Critical Care 32 years experience
Heart surgery: there are many entities that can cause chest pain and cold sweats with exertion. After cardiac surgery. You need to be evaluated by your cardiac surgeon and your cardiologist
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Exercise: No it is not normal. You need to see the surgeon as soon as possible. It might be wise to go today to the nearest Emergency Facility to make sure that things are OK for now while waiting for a doctor's appointment.
Last updated Jul 27, 2015


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