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will catching a cold postpone my heart bypass surgery? would a cold make recovery more difficult?

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Dr. Gregory Ginn
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Cold before CABG: Yes. You have a much higher risk of post-operative pneumonia as well as other complications before elective CABG surgery if you have a cold. Consult your doc.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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