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Tiredness a year after a quad bypass
Your are quite right: most patients do great after bypass surgery, but you were operated in an emergency, a very different situation from most other procedures. Assuming you have felt poorly since recovery from your heart operation, there are two reasons for your symptoms that come to mind: poor heart function and (as a remote other reason) lack of graduated exercise. If your residual heart function is poor, it would explain your fatigue and poor exercise tolerance. There are a variety of causes for poor heart function that include permanent damage, leaking heart valves, but also inflammation and fluid around yor heart. This is tested with a cardiac echo and measurement of your "ejection fraction".
Before other causes of fatigue are examined your heart function needs to be verified. When did you last see your cardiologist?
Hope this helps,
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