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Please describe a good 7 day diet plan for a heart surgery patient?

Please describe a good 7 day diet plan for a heart surgery patient?

Depends: Depends on the reason for the heart surgery, your weight, and general health. In general, a well balanced diet that is heavy in fruit and vegetables, substituting monounsaturated oils for other fats, and light on salt is considered to be an excellent heart healthy diet for everyone. ...Read more

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Heart Surgery (Definition)

Open intervention on the heart to correct congenital cardiac anomalies, repair replace heart valves, ascending aortic dissection repair, coronary bypass, heart transplant, surgical removal of heart tumors, ventricular assist devices, cox maze procedures to cure atrial fibrillation, repair of trauma to the heart. Repair of iatrogenic injuries to heart, heart-lung ...Read more


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When is minimally invasive heart surgery appropriate for patients?

When is minimally invasive heart surgery appropriate for patients?

Heart surgery: This is a tough question to give a general answer to. It depends on the type of surgery needed and its complexity. It should only be performed at centers with extensive experience in these types of procedures and by surgeons who do this type of surgery on a routine basis. ...Read more

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What are the consequences after an open heart surgery on a patient?

What are the consequences after an open heart surgery on a patient?

It depends: Hopefully improvement in symptoms. If the surgery is for coronary disease and chest pain, doing away with the pain. If it is for a leaking or too tight valve, improvement in things like fatigue and shortness of breath. There of course can be bad consequences such as rhythm problems, kidney failure, anemia, fluid around the lung, pain in the incision, stroke, and even death. ...Read more

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What could I do to make a open heart surgery patient comfortable after surgery?

What could I do to make a open heart surgery patient comfortable after surgery?

Lovely question!: First: just be there! it's very reassuring to know you're not alone. Second: they'll be weak and will need help for a few days. Meals, assistance getting to/from the bathroom. Next: find out their worries: bills need to be paid? Walk the dog? Feed the cat? Finally: distraction. When they're feeling better, bringing reading material, music, tv, shopping, cleaning the house. ...Read more

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After heart surgery recovery - what is the best treatment for the patient?

Support: 1st phase of recovery last 6-8weeks. Instructions will be given before you leave the hospital. Instructions like diet, the rehab program, activities, wound care, bathing, pain control, leg swelling, driving, medication, sleep, emotions, sex, return to work, follow up care. Family support extremely important. Depression/transient decrease in cognitive skills may happen. ...Read more

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Do some patients have altered mental status over a week past open heart surgery?

Do some patients have altered mental status over a week past open heart surgery?

Yes: If properly tested with neuropsychological tests many patients have mild memory problems up to a year after ohs. Fortunately the vast majority have no obvious changes noticeable to them or their family members. ...Read more

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Why do hair fall to a open heart surgery patient with two volves replaced?

Why do hair fall to a open heart surgery patient with two volves replaced?

It's complicated.: Hair loss can happen for a number of reasons, lots of them unrelated to surgery. However, the stress and trauma of surgery, as well as medications to treat heart problems or blood pressure, or anemia after surgery can contribute. You should see a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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