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had a multipul coronary bye pass surgary a year ago echogram

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had a multipul coronary bye pass surgary a year ago echogram slight left ventrical after shows minor change getting bad attacks of breathlessnes and swellint in abdomen
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
You need pulmonary function tests unless your ejection fraction is low.
What was the EF on echo?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

not told . have had chest xray ,fluid in lungs hence water pill to be referd to heart clinic

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
OK
They are treating you as heart failure.
However, the drugs needed are not just diuretics, but beta blockers and ACE inhibitors as tolerated.
This helps remodel the ventricle.
I would discuss these medications with your cardiologist.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i am taking medication you have indicated since by pass op simply tried another view iam awaiting a appointment told about two weeks, question ansewrd by you. thank you

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
You are welcome.

But if you are still short of breath, I would not wait two weeks...go to the doctors office, urgent care if needed.


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