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Can You Have Children After Having Open Heart Surgery
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
Yes: But it has to be supervised closely with cardiologist and perinatologist. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the type of heart problem you have/had and if the surgery completely corrected the problem. You should discuss the possibility of future child bearing with your heart surgeon and also with a perinatologist (high risk OB physician) prior to attempting to get pregnant. Many women are able to conceive and have a safe pregnancy and delivery after cardiac surgery. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: For many, this just fixes things enough that they will have a normal life thereafter, including having children. For others with a complex congenital defect, it just gets them stable enough to survive. Open heart surgery by itself does not end a persons potential to be a mom.The condition that lead to it or the condition afterward would decide that. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why some patients can't have gallbladder removed laproscopic, but has to have full or open surgery. What reasons?
Many reasons: How urgent the surgery must be done, the anatomy that presents itself, and the weight of the patient can all contribute to decision making process on the part of the surgeon. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
Ask your surgeon: Open wounds can cause an elective surgery to be cancelled. Fever, abscessed teeth and broken teeth are also reasons to cancel elective surgery. The risk for infection is too high. Call your surgery team and let them know what is going on with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if i had open heart surgery 5 mos. Ago to repair a myocardial bridgeelse having this problem after surgery?
Question unclear: I am not sure what you are asking. Can you give more details? ...Read more
Can you smoke cigarettes after you've had open heart surgery? If you had open heart surgery when you were like 2 years old or younger and now currently 18 years old, can you smoke cigarettes? Will i be just smoking like a regular person who never had open
After minor surgery my dad is having trouble swallowing. They want to put in a feeding tube. What can we expect afterwards?
Yes: Some severe forms of severe congenital heart disease are not compatible with life without surgical repair, so in some cases emergency surgery in the newborn period is unavoidable. Contrary to what you might guess, infants can recover from surgery very rapidly, usually much faster than adults. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Should i wait until i'm done having kids to have a body lift? I'm interested in getting this cosmetic surgery but i want more kids in the future. Could I have the procedure done now and have permanent results?
Wait.: Generally speaking, best to have completed pregnancies and achieved a long-term stable weight prior to undergoing body contouring procedures. Timing the body contouring surgery in this manner, will help decrease the risks associated with the procedures, help improve the aesthetic results of the procedure and help minimize the chances that additional surgery will be necessary in the future. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
At 34 y/o : I am guessing your open heart surgery was to repair a congenital structural or conduction defect. If the repair was successful and you are not in any drugs like warfarin or any other i think you will not be affected for having birth. But, this have to be discuss with your cardiologist in coordination with your obgyn. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having bilateral open disc repositioning surgery soon, and just don't know if I need to have someone stay with me for a few days afterwards?
It would be best: Would be best to make the arrangements for someone to be with you for a few days, then if you recover quicker than expected, you can let them go. Better to be prepared in advance then trying to make last minute arrangements. ...Read more
I have CHF and will be having open heart surgery to replace a valve, how long is recovery and will I be in a lot of pain after surgery?
Mostly 3 months: It depends on which valve, how many valves, how the surgery will be done, and your current physical condition. If you are young, doing fine and have normal kidneys, liver, and lungs, and have the surgery for one of your valves, you will recovery quickly like 5 days hospitalization and 1.5-3 months for full recovery. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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