A 40-year-old member asked:
how painful is heart bypass surgery recovery?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cardiology 44 years experience
Not very: As expected, the first few days are rough and intravenous narcotics are given to relieve pain and promote sleep. By a week the pain is usually just soreness and easily controlled with oral meds. By a month, most people really don't have much pain or any at all. For some, the vein harvesting site in the leg stays sore longer than the chest.
5732 viewsAnswered Aug 14, 2018
A 38-year-old member asked:
When does the pain stop after heart bypass surgery?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 55 years experience
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 that should be a differnt type of pain.
6230 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 14, 2018
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