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Should I see a cardiologist for shortness of breath while on Xarelto?

I was recently diagnosed with irregular heartbeat and referred to a cardiologist specialist who only prescribed xeralto, but no afib fixes. Now four weeks later I am experiencing chronic trouble getting a deep breath. Are the two related and should I request to see thr cardiologist again?
Wed, 29 Aug 2018
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Hi,

You can consult a cardiologist and get evaluated. An EKG and echo test is required to rule out cardiac conditions which can also present with similar symptoms. Wishing you good health.

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