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When can I exercise after carotid endarterectomy

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Pamoukian
24 years experience General Surgery
Yes: You can start with gentle excercize after 2 weeks and normal rouotine excercize after 6 weeks. It all depends on your recovery from the surgery.
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A 56-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Very: We use the endpoint of stroke to define how effective carotid surgery is. Endarterectomy reduces the risk of stroke from 26% to 9% in patients with h ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Clearing of Plaque: This is to surgically expose the carotid artery in the neck and to remove the plaque of the diseased artery. Arteries have 3 layers. Plaque / athero ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
1-2 weeks: The main reason for delaying exercise is to permit the groin to heal. The procedure usually inserts a needle and catheter through an artery in the gr ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Immediately: I have my patients up walking within hours of a cesarean. We do limit lifting to less than 15 pounds for the first 4 weeks - after that i tell my pat ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
About 120: I would try to control the average around 120 bpm.
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
10 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends: cardiac rehabilitation is used in those with coronary artery disease. Your question is dependent on a number of factors and there isn't a simple answ ... Read More
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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Was the access for: your angiogram from the groin or from the wrist? For Groin wait a week for wrist wait ten days.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
3 months & yes: I typically restrict lifting, pushing and pulling for 3 months following heart surgery thru standard incision. 1 month for min invasive approach. I ke ... Read More
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A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Restrictions: Depends on the exercise. Ask your surgeon. My restrictions are, no bending at the waist and no heavy lifting (10 lb) for 1 wk. Then you can return t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Beta blocker: I would never take BB as needed for past heart rate after exercise. This is normal.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please ask your doc: As that is something i always discuss with my pts before they leave the hospital u need to ask your doc cause your doc knows u and how he surgery and ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Better: If you were having cardiac pain (Angina) you will have relief of the pain after stenting. Otherwise you will feel normal. Try not to be too anxious ab ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Need: Follow up imaging such as ultrasound every 6 to 12 months. Also if symptoms return that suggests restenosis.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Soon.: Once the swelling is gone. About a week.See your personal provider for further evaluation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 weeks: You should wait at least 6 weeks before starting to exercise after a c-section. Light walking is ok but do not lift anything heavy or do anything str ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Ask surgeon: Everyone heals differently and has different recovery periods based on their personal and unique condition/body. This would be best answered by the s ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
The process: ... Of clogging of the arteries and building up of plaque in the vessels which has been going on for many years does not necessarily ever stop just be ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
This question is: Best suited to your neurointensivist as i would hate to speculate...Good luck.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Post artery stent: Your doc who placed the stent, or who ordered the stent placed will be the best to answer your question. In general the location of the stent, (heart, ... Read More
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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