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When should I call a doctor once I’ve been discharged after a thoracic surgery?

Following this surgery, you should look out for certain signs that might be a sign of complications.

Your doctor will tell you more about the symptoms you should look out for after undergoing thoracic surgery. The most common warning signs that should take you back to your doctor are:

  • feeling shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • dizziness
  • irregular heartbeats

You should contact your doctor especially if these symptoms don’t subside after you rest.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/