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Can You Get Pregnant After Having Open Heart Surgery
Of course: But doing it may or may not be good for your health depending upon why the surgery was done and what the result was in terms of improving your health. Pregnancy places an enormous demand on the mother's cardiovascular system. If you've had open heart surgery and you're considering pregnancy, see your obgyn and cardiologist before you conceive. ...Read more
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
Check with your team: Best people to advise you on this would be the cardiologist, perinatologist, to name a few. There is not one blanket answer, too many variables involved ...Read more
What are the risks of getting pregnant after open heart surgery (vsd repair, it has only been three months)?
Depends: Consult a perinatologist and you cardiologist regarding what category of heart disease. Also ask about vaginal versus cesarean delivery. With some cardiac problems, cardiologist suggest elective cesarean at term to avoid "pushing" and increased strain on the heart. ...Read more
I had open heart surgery because I was a premature infant, how does that affect me now that I'm older and pregnant?
Curious question: There is no one size fits all answer. The people that would know will be those with access to your previous history, present state of heart health, general health, etc. You may also want to consult with a geneticist on the risks your baby would have some form of heart defect. ...Read more
I had open heart surgery for an aneurysm in my aortic valve in August of 2014. I am now pregnant. How dangerous is this?
Hmmm. High risk: Pregnancies are by definition not ideal and YES well, high risk. I am sure your OB doc (and Cardiologist) would have preferred for you to have waited. It may be best to have a conversation with them now. ...Read more
I'm am 27 years old I hade open heart surgery and a stroke and seazers right after my surgery im still having prob do you think I can get SSI?
Caution: I don't know what kind of open heart surgery but by your age possibly valvular disease requiring replacement of mitral or aortic? Possibly endocarditis? I am assuming you are talking about ssri medication. If that's the case, you could take them with very close follow up by your doctor and approval from cardiology. Risk benefit assessment need to be done by your doctors. ...Read more
Not possible: A plastic surgeon can sometimes revise a skin wound in order to make it less apparent. ...Read more
Scar Revision.: Go and see a reputable board certified plastic surgeon who will evaluate the scar and revise it if it is necesary. ...Read more
Prophylaxis: A tattoo should be safe but depending on what type of surgery was performed you may need to take antibiotics before the tattooing to protect from infecting anything artificial or structurally abnormal left in the heart. Best to know the details of what was done and if antibiotic prophylaxis recommended for other procedures like dental work. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Thousands of children get open heart surgery every year with great results. Want to make sure you work with a good team at an experienced center, starting with pediatric cardiologist and pediatric cardiac surgeon. May want to research depending on the surgery proposed to find out who has the most experience in your area. ...Read more
Heart procedures: An ECG or ekg, electrocardiogram, measures the electrical activity of the heart. It can give an indication of abnormal heart rhythm, heart attacks or many other conditions. An angioplasty is when a small balloon and/or a stent is used to treat a blocked artery in the heart. Open heart surgery is used to describe surgery on the heart, typically for coronary artery bypass or valve related surgery. ...Read more
Reduce not Remove: There may be many options to reduce the appearance or visibility of the scar but unfortunately there is no way to remove or regenerate normal skin at this point in medicine. Discuss your options with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
A friend of mine was in the hospital, and she said she had to get an ablation on her heart. What does that mean? Is that like open heart surgery?
Ablation: In this procedure a device is introduced into the femoral artery in the groin and treaded up to the heart. The device has an RF tip (radio frequency) which can be used to burn the superficial tissue in the heart in the attempt to disrupt aberrant pathways. These pathways are causing an irregular heart rate. Once these pathways are carefully mapped the cardiologist ablates the abnormal pathways. ...Read more
Following open heart surgery I've had a very stiff neck and shoulders and when sitting for a while and moving head up and down I get double vision?
Husband to go to the ER because he is complaining that his chest hurts, he has COPD and he had open heart surgery in oct three years ago, I found him in respiratory failure, he had a trak, prone to get bronchitis and a host of other medical problems. Th
Got to the er for chest pain. Go to the er for respiratory failure (sob, difficulty breathing, air hunger) although it could also be cardiac failure secondary to a heart attack or angina.
Combination of COPD and heart disease is not good so must see cardiologist and pulmonologist/or internist (if comfortable in managing sever respiratory problems). Past h/o a trach makes him high risk. ...Read more
ASD: Talk to your doctor. If your repair was successful and things otherwise are good, exercise will be recommended to you. Discuss the form (s) of exercise appropriate for you with the doctors who know you and your condition. ...Read more
Yes: But it has to be supervised closely with cardiologist and perinatologist. ...Read more
Almost 500, 000:
Difficult to get exact numbers. Close to 300, 000 coronary artery bypass, although this number is trending down due to stents, anticholesterol meds, smoking sessation, etc.
Then there are surgeries for aneurysms, valvular disease and many different pediatric heart surgeries. So somewhere around 450k to 500k. ...Read more
About 1953 Phily:
John gibbon and his team fixed an atrial
Many closed operations lead up, to the development of the bubble oxygenator and subsequent pump systems. ...Read more
Depends on operation: Heart transplant; sternotomy, institution cardiopulmonary bypass bi caval cannulation after suitable replacement heart in room, clamp&transect aorta, pulmonary artery, amputate ventricles on atrial side of av groove, anastomose new heart to atrial cuffs 3-0 prolene, aortic anastomosis 4-0 prolene, then pulmonary atery anastomosis, release cross clamp, wean off cardiopulmonary bypass, dry&close up. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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