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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience Endocrinology
Usually okay: Get clearance from your cardiologist, but it is usually not a problem.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Kafie
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Dilatation : Any type of dilatation of a blockage by balloon or other instrument inserted inside the blood vessel.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Variable: But on average, about an hour. It depends on how many vessels are involved and how technically easy or difficult it is to approach them. In the setti ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Minimal: Minimally invasive but everything has potential risks ask your doctor to discuss prior to the procedure.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends, of course: Open bypass surgery usually requires 2-3 days in the hospital to regain adequate activity to go home, then again a slow return to regular activity in ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It depends: ... Mostly on how you are doing. If you can walk, sit, and move around, and if your wound is healing well, you should be able to fly after your discha ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
It Depends: Check with your surgeon. The exact recommendation depends upon what type of surgery you had, how quickly you healed, your type of transportation, and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 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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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends, of course: Depends on what procedure was done. Many vascular procedures are now done with wires and catheters and allow treatment as an outpatient. I recommend ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Gutman
45 years experience General Surgery
Post surgery flight: Barring any complications from the procedure and barring any infections or fevers, i allow my patients to fly within two weeks of their surgeries.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CABG: After the recovery period post cabg, if the patient has good heart function and is free of symptoms and able to do a reasonable amount of symptom free ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Nothing: Generally the operation is done for a completely blocked artery secondary to atherosclerosis. The artery still stays in the patient and simply continu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Can : Form restenosis at about 9 months so need to be checked. After that they can last several years. Need follow up. Make sure to take your blood thinner ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Ask Cardiologist: It is best to ask your cardiologist (the one who did the angiogram) how long you should wait to drive or travel after the angiogram.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
42 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Recommendations for travel after an ivf treatment vary from center to center. Originally, women had recovery room bed rest for as much as 4 hours. Now ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Go home: Same day or next. Light activity 7 days.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Yes ...: The aortic valve usually has no problem reopening after long term closure due to LVAD use. There are always exceptions. When weaning a patient from ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: The recurrence rates after endarterectomy depend in a number of factors such as smoking, patch use for angioplasty and on going problems with managing ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Call doctor office: You required a coiling of brain aneurysm and stent. You are taking aspirin. You should discuss your questions with your doctor as to the duration of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
A fib: Risk of emboli going to brain causing stroke. Rapid ventricular response(heart rate to high) may cause angina, dizziness, passing out, heart attacks, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Varies: You should check with your neurosurgeon/neurointerventionalist about this. There are different types of coilings that are done and different types of ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
May last several yea: Saphenous vein grafts, if properly harvested and in excellent condition, may last 6-10 years; sometimes longer depending on patients genetics and life ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Some clot acutely for a variety of reasons. If open, and over time, progressive atherosclerosis, and new plaque can happen in grafted vessels, other ... Read More

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