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Why am I unable to jog more than a mile without being short of breath?

I had 5 bypass surgery in Dec 2011. I have been consistently active in working out at the gym and run walking outside on tracks and trails. Can you please help me to understand why I am unable to jog more than one mile at a time without being short of breath?

submitted by Joan on 3/18/2013

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, George Younis, MD    

George Younis, MDThere are many reasons why a person can be short of breath, even after bypass surgery. That is a question best handled by your cardiologist who can give you more personalized insight and assess your current cardiovascular health.   

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