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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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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Cardiac (Definition)

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


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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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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?

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