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recent heart surgery how should i change my diet

A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Low salt: Low salt, low on animal fat, limited calorie intake to keep weight normal.
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
See AHA: Seven simple steps and diets.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
32 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Sensible calories: There is no special cardiac diet for rapid weight loss. I would recommend watching calorie intake with a balanced diet. Rapid wight loss can be harm ... Read More
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Dr. John Stork
43 years experience Anesthesiology
Difficult: Rapid weight loss is difficult, and potentially dangerous. Additionally, if you lose weight slowly, you are more likely to maintain weight loss. If yo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Major life event: Heart surgery brings one to recognize one's vunerability and some react with fear and depression - can be treated with medications. Others react with ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Any infection?: We do wire the sternum together. If it has disrupted internally you may need requiring, or plating. You probably have some motion of the bone which ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Nobody really knows: There are thousands of supplements and "serums" advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements or "serums" have real research st ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
Opiatebenzodiazepine: temporary use as prescribed for the immediate post operative pain is okay. Longer term use causes habituation and tachyphylaxis,there is some recent ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Viagra (sildenafil) and stent: This question needs to be asked of your doctor/cardiologist who knows you, your condition and your medications. If you are taking nitrates as part of ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Chest pain: Chest pain after open heart surgery is not uncommon, it could be something minor such as incisional pain, or more serious problems such as pericarditi ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Ur post got cut shor: From your topic tags, i suspect that you've noticed a change in your dad's memory after his surgery. Given his history of stroke complicated by heart ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Timing is important. And valve type is important due to anticoagulation. If mitral, and repaired, very good likelihood. Also depends on associated ... Read More
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