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Open Heart - When to Call the Doctor

When to Call Your Cardiac Surgeon


Call your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Unusual joint or muscle pain
  • A fever of over 102°
  • Drainage, swelling, redness or tenderness of your incisions
  • Any other symptoms you may question


When to Call Your Cardiologist


Call your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • Unusual shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Moderate to severe chest pain or angina
  • Skipped heart beats
  • Any other symptoms you may question


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