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Can you have children after having open heart surgery?

Can you have children after having open heart surgery?

Yes as long as: You recover well, there are no complications etc. But simply having open heart surgery does not preclude someone from having children in the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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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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Can you still have a baby safely after having successful open heart surgery?

Can you still have a baby safely after having successful open heart surgery?

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

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Can you get pregnant after having open heart surgery?

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

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Can you have a baby if you once had open heart surgery?

Can you have a baby if you once had open heart surgery?

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 more

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I had open heart surgery. Can i still have children later?

I had open heart surgery. Can i still have children later?

In general, yes: Having your heart operated on, by itself, does not affect the ability to have children. Specific medications, like coumadin, (warfarin) or your particular heart condition, may affect this however. It is best to talk to your physician for specifics. ...Read more

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Could I do gym after having open heart surgery of asd?

Could I do gym after having open heart surgery of asd?

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

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Why some patients can't have gallbladder removed laproscopic, but has to have full or open surgery. What reasons?

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

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I'm about to have surgery four days. Will I have to have it postponed because of an open wound?

I'm about to have surgery four days. Will I have to have it postponed because of an open wound?

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 more

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If you have sinusitis can you visit someone in the hospital who just had open heart surgery?

If you have sinusitis can you visit someone in the hospital who just had open heart surgery?

You can : But if coughing, sneezing, fever, you should not. If you must, wear a mask and keep your distance courtesy and common sense should prevail. Beg forgiveness for not visiting! ...Read more

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After minor surgery my dad is having trouble swallowing. They want to put in a feeding tube. What can we expect afterwards?

After minor surgery my dad is having trouble swallowing. They want to put in a feeding tube. What can we expect afterwards?

Need more informatio: Need information on why he started having difficulty swallowing after some minor surgery. Anyway, i hope him to have a speedy and complete recovery. Take it easy. ...Read more

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Have anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

Have anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I had open heart surgery how will this affect me having birth?

I had open heart surgery how will this affect me having birth?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Open Heart Surgery (Definition)

Not an easy answer. Open heart surgery describes surgical intervention under direct vision involving entering a heart chamber or coronary artery. Percutaneous interventions do not ...Read more