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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is tightness in chest be a post operative symptom of CABG?

my father is 54 years old and had cabg done 3 months back. right after surgery he started complaining regarding difficulty in breathing which gradually reduced. now he is experiencing chest tightness especially at night which makes him unable to sleep well and keeps him lethargic all day long. his B.P is 130/ chest tightness a post operative symptom or does it indicate other cardiac problems?
Mon, 4 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Patients having undergone CABG commonly have post surgical chest pain. It may be due to healing sutures and also due to pericarditis (meaning some inflammation around heart), these things are usually not so severe. But it's always better to consult your cardiologist to rule out any serious event.

Hope this helps. If any other queries, do let me know. Will be glad to help you out.
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