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I had 4bypasses.2light heart attack.And just had a difibulator.Now im having trouble breathing.And im only 40 years old.?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Need to check heart
Any person with a history of bad heart disease, who now gets breathing symptoms or anything else that could be a heart attack symptom, has to go to his doctor or the E.
R. To be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. There will be some false alarms, but as the saying goes, "better safe than sorry".

In brief: Need to check heart
Any person with a history of bad heart disease, who now gets breathing symptoms or anything else that could be a heart attack symptom, has to go to his doctor or the E.
R. To be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. There will be some false alarms, but as the saying goes, "better safe than sorry".
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree
In brief: ECHOCARDIOGRAM
Obviously you have quit smoking if you previously were.
If previous smoker need pft./cat thorax 2 acess copd. Also need echocardiogram. The fact that a defibrillator was placed indicates that the ejection faction was 35%or less which obviously means that the heart attacks you have suffered in the past have been very significant enough to drop your ejection fraction from a normal of 50-75% to <36%.

In brief: ECHOCARDIOGRAM
Obviously you have quit smoking if you previously were.
If previous smoker need pft./cat thorax 2 acess copd. Also need echocardiogram. The fact that a defibrillator was placed indicates that the ejection faction was 35%or less which obviously means that the heart attacks you have suffered in the past have been very significant enough to drop your ejection fraction from a normal of 50-75% to <36%.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: See doctor...
Shortness of breath can be caused by a life-threatening problem so you need to be seen by a doctor asap, today! go to the er if your doctor can't see you right away! the cause can be cardiac, especially with your history, but there are many, many non-cardiac causes as well.
Please see a doctor today so that the diagnosis can be made and treatment given today!

In brief: See doctor...
Shortness of breath can be caused by a life-threatening problem so you need to be seen by a doctor asap, today! go to the er if your doctor can't see you right away! the cause can be cardiac, especially with your history, but there are many, many non-cardiac causes as well.
Please see a doctor today so that the diagnosis can be made and treatment given today!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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