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Is it common to have heart pain after you have a quadruple bypass?

Is it common to have heart pain after you have a quadruple bypass?

It can be: Immediately and up to a month or so, most patients will describe sternal pain but it is typically resolving. Pain may also be due to a rib fracture or an intercostal nerve, this takes longer to resolve. Any pain that resembles the "angina" pain prior to surgery or simply does not go away or gets worse should be relayed to the doctor and investigated as to the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Definition)

The heart has 3 main arteries that supply its needed blood flow. When blockages in these arteries form then chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks can occur. Coronary artery bypass is 1 method of treatment. Veins and arteries are used to go around the blockages. These are sewn in before and after the blockages in ...Read more


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If a person has heart pain several months after bypass surgery, should he be concerned?

If a person has heart pain several months after bypass surgery, should he be concerned?

Yes: Chest pain is always a concern particularly if you are known to have coronary disease. However, it could be pain related to something else such as the incision. Your doctor could figure this out by talking to you and examining you and perhaps running some tests. ...Read more

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If a person has heart pain months after bypass surgery, is this something to be concerned about?

If a person has heart pain months after bypass surgery, is this something to be concerned about?

Absolutely: You need to discuss with your cardiologist to assure all of the arteries are still open. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a heart pain every time you breathe deeply?

Is it common to have a heart pain every time you breathe deeply?

No: No it is not normal, and it may not be heart pain. It may be chest wall (ribcage) pain or even pericardial pain or pulmonary embolism pain see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can the common cold cause chest or heart pain?

Can the common cold cause chest or heart pain?

Yes: A cold or virus particularly with lots of coughing, but sometimes without can cause diffuse aches and pains in chest. Some viruses can lead to an inflammation of the lining around the heart called pericarditis which also can be painful. ...Read more

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Why do people with heart illnesses have heart pain after a cup of coffee?

Why do people with heart illnesses have heart pain after a cup of coffee?

Caffeine: Coffee contains caffeine which is a cardiac stimulant: it makes the heart beat faster and may cause rhythm disturbances. When the heart beats faster, the heart muscle needs more oxygen. If there is blockage present, rapid heart rate can outstrip the blood supply which hurts (angina). Even with a normal heart, skipping can feel uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Can heart pain present on the right side?

Can heart pain present on the right side?

Yes but not usually: The pain from coronary artery disease is most commonly in the middle of the chest or in the left chest. Pain more to the right would be unusual but possible. Of course, it the patient had the rare condition of dextrocardia (heart on right side of chest), then the pain would indeed be likely to be on the right side. ...Read more

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Sometimes i experience heart pain. It comes and goes. What could it be thanks in advance?

Sometimes i experience heart pain. It comes and goes. What could it be thanks in advance?

Chest pain: Chest pain in a 27y/o isn't terribly likely to be cardiac related. More likely some chest wall or gastointestinal issue. Since its recurrent should go see a dr. And find out what's going on. ...Read more

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Could heart pain get better with rest?

It should: Typically, angina (heart pain) gets better when you stop to rest since the heart has less work to do and can catch up so to speak. ...Read more

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