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how long does it take to recover from triple bypass heart surgery

A 59-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

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A 57-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 53-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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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 member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Personal choice : It depends on the patients compliance with diet, medications, and exercise. Typically I should last several years, but it is so individual specific ac ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Depends on age, left ventricle, other risks etc. Depends on conduits- internal mammary grafts. The point is that most do well and for along time. I ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Immediately should be with care. After a month or so, same as most flyers, presuming all checkups are on target!
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Mutiple: Heart attack, stroke, death, kidney injury or failure, infection, bleeding, cardiac tamponade, and complications of vascular disease, which can occur ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Few: Death bleeding infection sternal infection stroke recurrence graft failure long list but infrequent.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Maybe not much: Sometimes, as the situation dictates, you may need immediate surgery, within just a few hours of presentation of cardiac symptoms. All depends on wha ... Read More

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