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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Angioplasty: If a person has had previous coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and the graft has occluded and requires angioplasty, there is an increased chance o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: The halves of the sternum are kept together using wires and after a while, just like any other bone will heal.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Ask your doctor: I can barely understand your question, but if you've had open heart surgery, the person to ask regarding the safety of any exercise is your surgeon or ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Low cholesterol diet: To slow down the atherosclerotic process, a low cholesterol, low sodium diet with fish instead of red meat and polyunsaturated instead of animal fats ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Usually does not: A seroma is a collection of clear fluid that can develop after surgery but is most commonly seen following breast surgery and some types of plastic su ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Ask surgeon: If you are the individual with the heart surgery, I am concerned of a more complex cardiac history. A 33 year old having undergone significant cardi ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen L Roth
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Many reasons: There are many reasons why arteries are closed after coronary artery surgery. Remember that surgery "bypasses" and does not remove blockages. Most imp ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Variable: There can be any number of reasons. But, presuming it is not an infection, the most common cause is tape reaction from the bandage. Alternatively, som ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Some operations are more complex, tedious, and complications. Simple ones lead to speedy recovery in infants. They are pliable and quick to heal.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not normal: It's not normal but it happens commonly for a variety of reasons. Abnormalities in your heart prior to surgery, difficulty handling the blood and flui ... Read More

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