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is it normal to take couple of days to wake up after a aortic valve replacement surgery

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
No: Almost all patients will be fully awake, after aortic valve surgery, within 12 hours. If it takes two days to wake up, i would be concerned that the m ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
A few: Age anesthetic preop status dementia narcotics liver disease. Can all slow the process down. Always worry about stroke until back to baseline!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Abnormal: But common age anesthetic copd stability and vital, signs are all involve in the desire to, arouse the patient.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience in Anesthesiology
What is "normal"?: A patient will undergo that procedure if it will save him or her or at least improve quality of life. If the procedure will keep a patient from goin ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
30 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Aortic valve: Chest opened, tubes inserted intto heart connecting to bypass machine to replace the function of the heart while it is temporarily stopped. The heart ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
Somewhat common: Aortic valve surgery is the most common kind of valve surgery in the United States. For most surgical programs, the majority of heart surgery involve ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
New valve: The diseased vale is removed during surgery, and a new valve, either mechanical or biologic, is used to replace it. There are multiple types of valves ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Depends: The type of surgery used is important. Full sternotomy means no straining or heavy lifting for about 6-8 weeks, while a mini- sternotomy requires less ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
3 months: Wait at least 3 months. If you have no complications by that time, you should be good to go. At your (young) age, i presume you'll receive a mechanica ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Aortic valve surgery: You should never smoke again.......... Wasn't the surgery enough problems, you need to cause yourself more trouble?

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