I have developed CHF after open heart surgery that replaced an aortic valve, repaired a mitral valve, replaced a section of the aorta due to an aneurysm and repaired a hole in the heart. I had the surgery 6/08 and developed CHF in 11/08. I was going to a CHF heart failure clinic but have been discharged because my EF went up to 45 %. They feel the development of CHF was due to a virus. I am on coreg, digoxin, diovan, spironalactone and aspirin.
I just had my blood work checked and my kidney readings are all elevated. The BUN is 45, Creatinine 1.46, and BUN/creatinine ration is 31.
Are these results anything to be worried about? Also in the last two weeks I have gained some weight and noticed my abdomen has gotten larger. I took a lasek and lost 2 1/2 pounds in one day. I haven't taken anymore lasek because it causes my blood pressure to get very low - 78 over 48 is typical. My blood pressures run low around 90 over 60. I have also been very fatiqued and have difficulty when I walk on the tread mill which I do about 5 days a week for approximately 20 minutes a day.
Could these symptoms be developing due to the kidney readings? Do I need to go back to the CHF clinic. I am due to see my cardiologist in a approximately two weeks.
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