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Is breathlessness normal after AVR?

Three weeks after aortic valve replacement, I get spells of breathlessness upon standing...even walking slowly. Is this normal?

submitted by Janet from Los Angeles on 1/19/2014


by Texas Heart Institute cardiovascular surgeon, J. Michael Duncan, MD    

J. Michael Duncan, MDThis may or may not be normal depending on a number of factors. You should consult your cardiologist and let him/her assess you.     

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