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Suffering with shortness of breath enervation, palpitations, feeling of upset stomach, no chest pain post bypass surgery. Taking Warfarin, beta blockers, aspirin. What do these symptoms indicate?

My dad had a double bypass two years ago and has recently been suffering with shortness breath, tireness, burping and palpatations. He states that he feels low with no energy and a feeling of an upset stomach , although he has had no vomoting etc. He is currenlty on Warfarin , beta blockers, water tablets and aspirin . He has no chest pain but is finding daily activites harder due to the tiredness and shortness of breath. Do you think that my dad be having symptoms of heart failure
Asked On : Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

     In this situation, breathlessness and tiredness are sure signs of left heart failure – unless proved otherwise. Side effects of drugs like low sodium or potassium (from water pills) / stomach upset (from aspirin) and so on need to be considered.
     He should be seen by his cardiologist. He will need examination and investigation (Lab & ECHO)

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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