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5 way bypass heart surgery

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Usually 6-8 weeks: Assuming this was not minimally invasive or a percutaneous procedure, but a regular sternotomy with or without extracorporeal circulation ("on/off pum ... Read More
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Weeks to Months: You will be home usually within a week but rehabilitation is a big part of recovery and it will take several more weeks before you feel 100%. The ster ... Read More
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Dr. Yoshifumi Naka
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
5 days in hospital: It depends on your condition including heart, kidneys, liver and lungs. In most cases, you would be hospitalized for 5 days, and full recovery may ta ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Most anything: If no difficulty sitting, chewing, swallowing and is hungry. Many will have limited appetite so finding things they like is important. Short term ev ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hennig
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Stop smoking...: Chances are that after bypass surgery you will not need oxygen at home. But that being said, stopping smoking is an absolute necessity. All the pain ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It's a Problem: Smoking up until the time of CABG will cause more secretions in your lungs. You might end up going home on oxygen for a short time after surgery. Best ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Viagra (sildenafil) and stent: This question needs to be asked of your doctor/cardiologist who knows you, your condition and your medications. If you are taking nitrates as part of ... Read More
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A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stork
42 years experience Anesthesiology
Possibly: Your surgeon should also be able to address these questions, as they are certainly well-versed in the complications related to bypass, and also what s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
See cardiologist: For heart patients less than a year after bypass it's best to play it safe and see cardiologist. Your dad at 50 is probably at higher risk since he h ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Not necessarily: A CABG if done without cardiopulmonary bypass (cpb) does not require the heart to be opened, however most cabgs are done with cpb requires cannula pla ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Go to ER now!: A painful swollen let and foot after surgery can be due to a clot in your leg, or a serious infection. Please go to an ER now to get seen and treated ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
I : I am so sorry that your dad and your family are having to go through this. As you know, that is an extremely major surgery. Triple bypass with aorti ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Many but uncommon: Bypass surgery is major surgery. There are risks although the majority of patients don't get them or at most one. Rhythm disturbances, bleeding, and ... Read More
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