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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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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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Hi my father is 60 years old he is heart patient he had heart surgery ten years back now he has diagnosed hapatitis c . What prevention he should take?

Get checked: He may have acquired hepatitis c during heart surgery, and these older patients have a higher risk of liver damage. He needs to be checked to see how much scarring he has. He also needs to find out his genotype, which helps predict success of treatment. Until then, avoid alcohol, check hepatitis a and b status, don't share personal items that may contain blood (like shaving materials). ...Read more

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Subsequent to heart surgery patients suffers acute renal failure, dialysis done breifly then low b.P occurs now dialys?

Subsequent to heart surgery patients suffers acute renal failure, dialysis done breifly then low b.P occurs now dialys?

Depends : Very low blood pressure sometimes hurts kidney function. The need for dialysis in the acute hospital setting is determined by complications of poor kidney function. Your physician can help explain this in the context of the specific patient. ...Read more

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A geriatric patient who has had open heart surgery years ago and recently had a stroke and is on blood thinners, can he take aleve?

A geriatric patient who has had open heart surgery years ago and recently had a stroke and is on blood thinners, can he take aleve?

I will avoid: Nsaid's like Naproxen in geriatric patients specially if they are in blood thinners. 50 millions american have gastritic/ulcer disease induced by nsaid's and around 3% of those will bleed from the disease. Also nsaid's are associated with stroke and heart attacks. Use tylenol without using more than 3, 000 mg a day. Consult your doctor. ...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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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac is also known as Heart. Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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