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How long does it take to fully return to normal after open heart surgery?
While recuperating from open heart surgery (aortic valve) 2 1/2 months since operation, I have been experiencing dizziness at various times. When will that end? How long does it take to fully return to normal? I go to physical cardiac rehab and seem fine that day, but still tire very easily.
submitted by Robert from Jupiter, Florida on 1/20/2014
by Texas Heart Institute cardiovascular surgeon, Denton A. Cooley, MD
The duration of such symptoms after major surgery is unpredictable. That you are participating in cardiac rehab is helpful.
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Updated January 2014