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leg pain after heart bypass surgery

A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: Almost every patient has some heart beat irregularity after coronary artery bypass surgery! THAT'S why they MONITOR them! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Common.: common to have isolated early beats. if has continual bursts of fast or irregular beats or a lot if single irregular beats, needs to have this evaluat ... Read More

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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Post surgical: Musculoskeletal pain...It isn't unusual.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Sterna Pain: But needs evaluated for infection, instability, non-union of the bone sections. Wire fracture and tenderness. See the surgeon to assess, this is lon ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes you should, unless you want to get another bypass sooner rather than later.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Of course!: Both diet and exercise are as important as meds! it is a bad diet and lack of exercise that promotes heart disease. Please add smoking.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Immediately: If the bypass is successful, the pain should no longer be present after the surgery. However, the incision itself will be painful for a while, but tha ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Cooper
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
In moderation: The answer is everything in moderation. The american heart association and butter busters are reasonable places to start. Watch the salt (adjust to ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
CABG fatigue: Fatigue is common after coronary artery bypass surgery however it is prudent to see your surgeon or provider to assess for other causes of fatigue suc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cameron
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Coughing after heart surgery can be good to clear your lungs but if you have phlegm it may be a sign of bronchitis or pneumonia.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
50 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends.: Bypass surgery helps to enhance blood flow to the heart muscle. It doesn't cure the disease. Prognosis depends on the extent of heart damage which may ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Not usually: Stroke dementia unknown pre op psychosis withdrawal? Medication reaction be evaluated.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
2-6 weeks: If you're recovering well, 2 weeks would be early but possible. 6 weeks would be entirely reasonable.
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