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medically induced coma after heart surgery

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not enough data: The information submitted is too limited to make an informed response.Double coronary bypass ? A common procedure that does not require a "medically i ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Many/nurse's list: It runs from how deep the coma is or the paralytic if being used, how well the ventilator and the patient are synchronized, all the vital signs, heart ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Guyton
46 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It : It would be important for him to get checked out by a physician. I can't help you with getting him to cooperate, but if he won't go to the hospital, ... Read More
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Got to the er for chest pain. Go to the er for respiratory failure (sob, difficulty breathing, air hunger) although it could also be cardiac failure ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
Headaches : Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should mak ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fiocco
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Almost 500,000: Difficult to get exact numbers. Close to 300, 000 coronary artery bypass, although this number is trending down due to stents, anticholesterol meds, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
48 years experience Cardiology
Follow instructions: You should ask that question to the surgical team that did the surgery. There are generalized answers but also there may be specific instructions dep ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
39 years experience Cardiology
Open heart surgery: More correctly "open chest surgery". Many procedures can now be done without opening the chest. Common reasons/benefits: bypass for blockage of the he ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Same as before: Diet and exercise keep the typical patient healthy after bypass surgery. This is the same advice given to a cardiac patient who has not had bypass su ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Probably the most common forms of heart surgery in a woman who are of child bearing age are heart valve surgery and repairs of congenital defects. Mo ... Read More

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