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When to Call the Doctor After Bypass Surgery

Call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Angina, chest pain symptoms like those you felt before surgery (Call 911)

  • Fever  of 100.4˚F (38˚C) or higher

  • Unexplained chills or sweating

  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

  • Fast or irregular heartbeat

  • Dizziness or fainting

  • Increasing pain that isn't controlled with medication

  • Swelling, redness, oozing, or cloudy discharge at the incision sites

  • Unexplained bruising or bleeding

  • Continued sensation of motion or clicking sounds in your breastbone

  • Sudden weight gain (5 pounds or more in 1 week) 

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Last Review Date: 9/10/2013
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