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What should I feed an older man that just had a double bypass open heart surgery?

What should I feed an older man that just had a double bypass open heart surgery?

Most anything: If no difficulty sitting, chewing, swallowing and is hungry.
Many will have limited appetite so finding things they like is important.
Short term even skyline can be ok.
Long term see aha low cholesterol, low sodium is preferable. ...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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Considering open heart surgery and triple bypass but concerned as a spoker about oxygen use?

Considering open heart surgery and triple bypass but concerned as a spoker about oxygen use?

It's a Problem: Smoking up until the time of CABG will cause more secretions in your lungs. You might end up going home on oxygen for a short time after surgery. Best to commit to quitting for good. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of PTSD? My son had a very close call with his open heart surgery and almost died. One year later I still have horrible flashbacks.

What are symptoms of PTSD? My son had a very close call with his open heart surgery and almost died. One year later I still have horrible flashbacks.

Could be PTSD: These flashbacks could be part of PTSD. More important than naming the exact diagnosis would be getting treatment. There are various forms of psychotherapy, sometimes with medication, that can be very helpful. Treatment works. ...Read more

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I've never had a problem using viagra (sildenafil) and have had bypass surgery, recently I had to have a Stent after 15 yrs of heart surgery. Can I still take viagra (sildenafil)?

I've never had a problem using viagra (sildenafil) and have had bypass surgery, recently I had to have a Stent after 15 yrs of heart surgery. Can I still take viagra (sildenafil)?

Viagra (sildenafil) and stent: This question needs to be asked of your doctor/cardiologist who knows you, your condition and your medications. If you are taking nitrates as part of your medications then you can't use the viagra (sildenafil) type drugs. Ask your Doc to explain all this to you. ...Read more

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Will I be able to talk to the perfusionist before my open heart surgery. I have a lot of questions about cognitive problems from bypass machine.?

Will I be able to talk to the perfusionist before my open heart surgery. I have a lot of questions about cognitive problems from bypass machine.?

Possibly: Your surgeon should also be able to address these questions, as they are certainly well-versed in the complications related to bypass, and also what sort of bypass will be needed for your case. On the other hand, I'm certain most centers could easily arrange for you to spam with the perfusionist... ...Read more

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Three months after triple bypass heart surgery my dad has chest discomfort. He says it feels like gas pressure and causes belching. Cause for concern?

Three months after triple bypass heart surgery my dad has chest discomfort. He says it feels like gas pressure and causes belching. Cause for concern?

Maybe: He should go to a doctor to be evaluated. Chest discomfort in patients with coronary disease, with or without surgery, can feel like gas pressure. ...Read more

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Is CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) an open heart surgery or closed heart surgery?

Is CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) an open heart surgery or closed heart surgery?

Not necessarily: A CABG if done without cardiopulmonary bypass (cpb) does not require the heart to be opened, however most cabgs are done with cpb requires cannula placement in the heart.

However, most people consider any surgery on the heart where the chest is opened open heart surgery. ...Read more

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Are this many complications common after open heart surgery? My dad, 69 years old--overweight but no other health problems other than heart. 11 days ago had triple bypass, aortic valve replacement, and block for afib. Two hours after surgery needed anot

Are this many complications common after open heart surgery? My dad, 69 years old--overweight but no other health problems other than heart. 11 days ago had triple bypass, aortic valve replacement, and block for afib. Two hours after surgery needed anot

I: I am so sorry that your dad and your family are having to go through this. As you know, that is an extremely major surgery. Triple bypass with aortic valve replacement and procedure for atrial fibrillation is extremely extensive surgery. Factors that can affect the surgery and outcome include the condition of the patient prior to surgery, age, kidney function prior to surgery, and the condition of the heart prior to surgery. Keep an open line of communication with the doctor and nursing staff so that your family's questions can be answered to your satisfaction. I wish the best for your father. ...Read more

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Bypass heart surgery risks?

Bypass heart surgery risks?

Many but uncommon: Bypass surgery is major surgery. There are risks although the majority of patients don't get them or at most one. Rhythm disturbances, bleeding, and infection are the commonest. Congestive failure, collapsed lung, torn sternal wire from coughing occasionally occur. Nerve damage, stroke, heart attack, death are rare but sometimes occur (<1-2% generally). ...Read more

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How many years survival after triple bypass heart surgery?

How many years survival after triple bypass heart surgery?

Variable: Depends on age, left ventricle, other risks etc.
Depends on conduits- internal mammary grafts.
The point is that most do well and for along time.
I have patients at 30 years. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from triple bypass heart surgery?

How long does it take to recover from triple bypass heart surgery?

Weeks to Months: You will be home usually within a week but rehabilitation is a big part of recovery and it will take several more weeks before you feel 100%. The sternotomy will be sore until it fully heals. In addition, if you had a vein harvest from the legs, it takes several weeks for these wounds to heal. Overall it takes a month or two before you feel fully recovered. ...Read more

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Where can I find info about lifestyle changes post bypass heart surgery?

Where can I find info about lifestyle changes post bypass heart surgery?

I checked a number: Of sources on this topic. Ehealth had a nice and easy to understand list of things to expect and activity and general recommendations for after bypass. Good luck.

http://ehealthmd. Com/content/life-after-bypass-surgery#axzz2oynjkue4. ...Read more

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Is there a risk in flying after you have had a triple bypass heart surgery?

Is there a risk in flying after you have had a triple bypass heart surgery?

Depends: Immediately should be with care.
After a month or so, same as most flyers, presuming all checkups are on target! ...Read more

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What are the common complications that occut during triple bypass heart surgery?

What are the common complications that occut during triple bypass heart surgery?

Mutiple: Heart attack, stroke, death, kidney injury or failure, infection, bleeding, cardiac tamponade, and complications of vascular disease, which can occur in many different areas of the body. ...Read more

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Woud you please discuss the complications that can arise from triple bypass heart surgery?

Bypass: Heart attack, stroke, death, major infection, kidney failure. However, the reality is that overall risk is low. ...Read more

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How long does a triple bypass last, before you will need some other form of heart surgery?

How long does a triple bypass last, before you will need some other form of heart surgery?

Personal choice: It depends on the patients compliance with diet, medications, and exercise. Typically I should last several years, but it is so individual specific according to lifestyle. I recommend close monitoring of such a patient. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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Please help, how much notice should you receive before undergoing triple bypass heart surgery?

Please help, how much notice should you receive before undergoing triple bypass heart surgery?

Depends: The symptoms or signs lead to cardiac catheterization and definition of the anatomy which may be suitable for cabg.

Full risks, benefits and options should be presented to you.
Depending on the symptoms, severity, anatomy the procedure should be done sooner than later. ...Read more

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Is the recovery, or the actual procedure, more important regarding triple bypass heart surgery?

Is the recovery, or the actual procedure, more important regarding triple bypass heart surgery?

Both: Cut well, sew well, do well is the axiom.
Without good surgery, recovery does not necessarily go well. ...Read more

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What is the usual recovery time for bypass heart surgery?

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What is the usual recovery time for bypass heart surgery?

Physically, 6 weeks: Assuming no complications, patients can be discharged within a few days after surgery. The surgical wounds heal within a couple of weeks. If a sternotomy was used, the bones may not be at full strength until about 6 weeks. Soreness with range of motion may persist a bit after that, but cardiac & physical rehabilitation will sort all of that out. Complications obviously may add time to healing. ...Read more

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How long would my heart surgery be for two haert valves replaced and bypass too.?

How long would my heart surgery be for two haert valves replaced and bypass too.?

6-8 hours: A bypass takes about 10-15 min per graft (proximAl and distal) each valve takes about 30. - 45 min plus it takes an hour to place lined and put a person to sleep. Most patients Go to OR at 7:30 and will be in ICU by 3:00 ...Read more

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How "easy" is triple bypass heart surgery for surgeons? Is it routine, or a fairly complex thing? Thank you.

Depends: Depends on a number of factors: coexisting illness, previous surgery in area (namely chest), previous heart attacks causing congestive heart failure, quality of saphenous veins (used for conduits), is patient obese, etc. ...Read more

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Will any doctor say consuming little alchohol is safe for a bypass heart surgery done patient?

Will any doctor say consuming little alchohol is safe for a bypass heart surgery done patient?

Freedom of speech: I'm pretty sure you can find one to say that for you if that's what you're looking for. Remember, alcohol is a toxic and a known cause of cancer. But I'm sure someone will exercise their freedom of speech and say that. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

Maybe: It depends what medications you're on. I would limit myself to 1 to 2 drinks in any given day. Also alcohol can affect the drug coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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I'm 44 and had open heart surgery five years ago, and had a stent put n my heart in 2010, is it safe for me to carry a baby?

I'm 44 and had open heart surgery five years ago, and had a stent put n my heart in 2010, is it safe for me to carry a baby?

Ask your heart Doc: This is not a question for the site. The best source of information about a complicated issue is the physicians who have examined you and know you best. I would schedule a visit with your heart doc and your prospective OB & seek their input. ...Read more

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2 questions:can I now start using neosporin on my scar? What do you think of trying to conceive 6 months after open heartsurgery? I am 24 years old and I had open heart surgery called the ross procedure on november 2nd, 2011 due to my bicuspid aortic valve

2 questions:can I now start using neosporin on my scar? What do you think of trying to conceive 6 months after open heartsurgery? I am 24 years old and I had open heart surgery called the ross procedure on november 2nd, 2011 due to my bicuspid aortic valve

2 answers: There is no real benefit to applying neosporin, vitamin e, mederma, etc to your scar. It is advisable to use sun block when outside. Pregnancy is certainly possible after a ross procedure but should be carefully monitored by your cardiologist and obstetrician. Remember, even after successful heart surgery, you require lifelong monitoring by a cardiologist. ...Read more