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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?

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Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 19 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
Pediatrics 31 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
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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.

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