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Are people always put on a ventilator during cardiac bypass?

Are people always put on a ventilator during cardiac bypass?

Yes.: Actually, by definition, people are put on a ventilator during all operations with general anesthesia. Due to the complexity of the surgery, many people are kept on the ventilator after open-heart surgery, however this is usually only for a short time. This is actually a quality metric reported by many cardiac surgery programs: see www.Sts.Org (risk adjusted prolonged intubation). ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

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Are cardiac bypass patients usually put on a vent?

Are cardiac bypass patients usually put on a vent?

During surgery: During surgery, yes. And sometimes for a short period after surgery. ...Read more

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Do pts on long term mechanical ventilation (at a vent home) have to be sedated during ventilation hrs? If not, why sedated in hospital setting?

Do pts on long term mechanical ventilation (at a vent home) have to be sedated during ventilation hrs? If not, why sedated in hospital setting?

Depends on Pt., etc.: Sedation for the ventilated patient is dependent upon the patient (level of cognitive/ physical function and level of anxiety), the pt's comorbidities/active medical problems, and vent mode regardless of the setting. No two patients and their hospital courses are alike. Therefore, sedation and comfort plans should be pt.-specific with frequent assessment for appropriate modification if needed. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put aed electrodes on someone who may have heart attack ahead of time?

Is it ok to put aed electrodes on someone who may have heart attack ahead of time?

Probably not good.: If you know when they are going to have heart attack, put it on two minutes before. Otherwise, don't do it. Pads dry out, fall off. Replacing a pad or troubleshooting a system might be much more trouble than it is worth. ...Read more

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How much extra stress is really put on the heart of a patient whose heart is only working 10 percent when you going in for mandatory surgery?

How much extra stress is really put on the heart of a patient whose heart is only working 10 percent when you going in for mandatory surgery?

Surgery: I presume you refer to a 10% ejection fraction in a surgical patient. The risk depends on the kind of surgery, the patient's other problems and many factors. The surgical stress for minor surgery is less than a major vascular procedure for instance. ...Read more

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Apparently the artery was torn while placing a stent in my heart and they ended up placing 6 stents. Is this common and what are the complications?

Apparently the artery was torn while placing a stent in my heart and they ended up placing 6 stents. Is this common and what  are the complications?

Dissection: Dissection, or tearing of the inner layer of the artery, while doing coronary stenting is an uncommon risk of placing metal devices inside of an artery. In your case you probably had what is known as a "spiral" dissection, where the tear extends beyond the locally stented area. Once stented, you should do well, but make sure to take both your Aspirin and your other antiplatelet medicine. ...Read more

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Every time I have an iv bag of whatever my heart rate increases dramaticly. Even during a colenostomy and they had an iv bag my heart rate was 140 +?

Every time I have an iv bag of whatever my heart rate increases dramaticly.  Even during a colenostomy and they had an iv bag my heart rate was 140 +?

Mixed up: I think you may be mixing up the treatments you receive and the conditions you're being treated for. For instance, when you have a colonoscopy, you may well have increased HR due to the procedure. Of course, they put in an IV so that they can give you sedative and pain medicine for your procedure directly into your bloodstream. That doesn't mean the "IV is causing the increased HR". ...Read more

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I recently wore a monitor for palpitations. Can you translate these results please? 1). Tha basic cardiac rhythm was sinus with episodes of cardiac arrhythmia (pr 0.14 sec). 2) patient events were at times associated with ectopy and heart rate of 6

I recently wore a  monitor for palpitations. Can you translate these results please?  1). Tha basic cardiac rhythm was sinus with episodes of cardiac arrhythmia  (pr 0.14 sec).     2) patient events were at times associated with ectopy and heart rate of 6

Sorry :(: Your question gets cut off after a certain number of characters so we don't have all the read. It sounds, though, like you had some extra heartbeats at the time you pressed the "record" button. This may explain what you felt at those times. ...Read more

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If a person was put in a medically induced coma what are the chances of them getting out after they had a double bypass surgery?

If a person was put in a medically induced coma what are the chances of them getting out after they had a double bypass surgery?

Not enough data: The information submitted is too limited to make an informed response.Double coronary bypass ? A common procedure that does not require a "medically induced coma". Why the coma? What was the pre-treatment status of the patient? The public site is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked. You may want to try HT Prime and contact a bypass surgeon. ...Read more

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Fan died at stadium on hot day of sudden death from arrhythmia. Did he likely have prior cardiac issues or can this happen to any healthy person?

Fan died at stadium on hot day of sudden death from arrhythmia.  Did he likely have prior cardiac issues or can this happen to any healthy person?

Need details: It's rather unusual for a someone who's not exerting himself to have a sudden death syndrome that was exacerbated simply by the heat. Dehydration could play a role; especially with fainting, but more details would be needed to say whether a prior condition was likely. To answer your question, though, he didn't necessarily have to have a prior condition. Good question. ...Read more

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After a cardiac arrest in a normal person with heart attack, how long are patients in the hospital for?

After a cardiac arrest in a normal person with heart attack, how long are patients in the hospital for?

Depends: If full cardiac recovery p-arrest pt is likely to be taken to cath and possible cabg. The total time confined may be 7 t 10 days. If cath or bypass not planned the pt may be discharged in 3 yo 4 days. ...Read more

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Can be vp brain shunt surgery done by awake method ( e.G. When the patient has apart from hydrocephalus (e.G heart dis.) and anest. Risk is so big?

Can be vp  brain shunt surgery done by awake method ( e.G. When the patient has apart from hydrocephalus (e.G heart dis.) and anest. Risk is so big?

Its not the rouitine: Vp shunt surgery is usually done with general anesthesia. This is the safest way to do it. Under extreme circumstances, it is possible to do this surgery with local anesthesia nd sedation, but again this will be very unusual. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If im on testestrone replacement at normal reng in body im not overweight well bi always the risk from heart attack and stroke?

If im on testestrone replacement at normal reng in body im not overweight well bi always the risk from heart attack and stroke?

Here are some ...: Before taking testosterone supplement, make sure you've serum testosterone tested and correlated its report with overall clinical picture. However, your limited information seems suggesting that you could be greatly helped with seriously practicing quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. Note: The negative effect to circulation continues to be controversial. So, ... ...Read more

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Is my gas pacemaker interfering with cardiac pacemaker? It is placed on the same side as the cardiac pacemaker and i feel some cardiac abnormalities.

Is my gas pacemaker interfering with cardiac pacemaker? It is placed on the same side as the cardiac pacemaker and i feel some cardiac abnormalities.

They are not : Suppose to interfere between each other. I do not know what cardiac abnormalities you referred. But, call the cardiology clinic to check the pacemaker. They can do that from your home. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are people always put on a ventilator during cardiac bypass?

Yes.: Actually, by definition, people are put on a ventilator during all operations with general anesthesia. Due to the complexity of the surgery, many people are kept on the ventilator after open-heart surgery, however this is usually only for a short time. This is actually a quality metric reported by many cardiac surgery programs: see www.Sts.Org (risk adjusted prolonged intubation). ...Read more

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Are cardiac bypass patients usually put on a vent?

During surgery: During surgery, yes. And sometimes for a short period after surgery. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of rest positions after cardiac bypass?

Does anyone know of rest positions after cardiac bypass?

Protect the sternum: Essentially after any procedure that involves cutting the sternum, one has to protect it for a while (up to three months in some cases). It is best to support the sternum with a pillow (we give a "heart pillow" to the patients) which is pressed against the chest when the patient is sneezing or coughing. Patient is instructed essentially to hug the pillow. No specific rest position that i know of. ...Read more

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How does the davinci robot do cardiac bypass without opening the chest?

How does the davinci robot do cardiac bypass without opening the chest?

No: The operation is done by the surgeon, not the robot. And you need to open the thorax using small incisions. ...Read more

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Could one drink wine post cardiac bypass?

Could one drink wine post cardiac bypass?

Yes: All in moderation. One glass of wine a day with meal may be beneficial to lipid prophile. Watch out for drug interactions. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac bypass?

What is a cardiac bypass?

Surgery: Just like bypassing traffick routes it is a way to reestablish blood flow to the blocked vessel distal to the blockage\like in the pic there is internal mammary artery bypass to left anterior artery this is a lima bypass. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac bypass?

What is a cardiac bypass?

Depends: Could be two things. Cardiopulmonary bypass is a machine/technique that takes over the function of the heart and lungs during cardiac surgery so that the heart can be stopped temporarily so that surgery can be performed on the nonbeating heart. Or coronary bypass (CABG) is the placement of a bypass graft, by surgery, to provide blood flow around a blocked coronary artery. ...Read more

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Could a do perform a cardiac bypass?

Could a do perform a cardiac bypass?

Yes: Dos have the same training as mds. If a do does post-graduate training in surgery and then cardiothoracic surgery, s/he can be a cardiothoracic surgeon qualified to do cardiac bypasses. ...Read more

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Could a fellow perform a cardiac bypass?

With a surgeon: A cardiothoracic surgery "fellow" can perform a cardiac bypass with an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at an academic institution. ...Read more

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How does it feel after a cardiac bypass?

How does it feel after a cardiac bypass?

Early vs late: Pts early on are sore.Hurts to cough.They feel fatigued. Over time and after a few mos pts usuall feel well. They are back diving after 6 weeks. Many get enrolled in cardiac rehab.Pts actually will ultimately feel better with less angina due to the improved blood flow to the heart. ...Read more

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How does the davinci robot do cardiac bypass?

How does the davinci robot do cardiac bypass?

It doesn't: Robotic surgery is just a tool that allows the surgeon, who is controlling the device, to work in smaller spaces with less tissue trauma, shortening recovery and hopefully producing less discomfort. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of remedies without pain, for postoperative cardiac bypass?

Pretty normal: Most patients feel different during the first 48 hours but quickly adapt. By two weeks a lot feel back to normal and certainly by 8 weeks the vast majority are back to work and resuming normal activity. Try some stretching exercises and take your pain meds especially during the first two weeks. ...Read more

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How does I feel after cardiac bypass surgery?

How does I feel after cardiac bypass surgery?

Pretty normal: Most patients feel different during the first 48 hours but quickly adapt. By two weeks a lot feel back to normal and certainly by 8 weeks the vast majority are back to work and resuming normal activity. ...Read more

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How much does double cardiac bypass surgery cost?

How much does double cardiac bypass surgery cost?

$58,000: $58, 000 in usa. $20, 000 in canada and england. $2000 in india. ...Read more

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What are all the possible complications after cardiac bypass surgery?

What are all the possible complications after cardiac bypass surgery?

CABG complications: The major complications after bypass surgery include stroke, heart failure, sternal wound infection and graft failure. Depending on where you live, most states record these complications and report them, so you can find out the complication rate of your hospital. ...Read more

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Can cardiac bypass surgery be done laparoscopically?

Small incisions: Cardiac surgery can be done through very small incisions robotically and/or thorascopically. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/robotic_surgery.html. ...Read more

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Any personality changes after cardiac bypass surgery ?

Any personality changes after cardiac bypass surgery ?

Sometimes: Although many patients experience some effects on the brain as the result of cardiac bypass, personality changes are not particularly common. The most common changes require sophisticated neuropsychological testing to detect. Drugs and unanticipated adverse outcomes can also affect personality following surgery. Off pump surgery has been touted as a solution, however this has not been born out. ...Read more

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I had cardiac bypass surgery months ago and I am still in a lot of pain.?

I had cardiac bypass surgery months ago and I am still in a lot of pain.?

Not unusual: This is not that unusual but i would say less than 5% of my patients have significant post op pain beyond 2 weeks. Try som anti inflammatory medication. If you hear a clicking sound fom your incision it might not have healed properly and requires usually more rest. ...Read more

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