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Can you suggest some heart exercises that I can do after open heart surgery?

Can you suggest some heart exercises that I can do after open heart surgery?

Walking: The easiest and safest exercise is walking, but consult with your cardiologist before starting an exercise program and periodically afterwards. ...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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Do you know if I might need surgery to remove the thyroid cyst since it gives me trouble swallowing and fast heart rate?

Do you know if I might need surgery to remove the thyroid cyst since it gives me trouble swallowing and fast heart rate?

See Endocrinologist: See an Endocrinologist before you see a surgeon. If you are hyperthyroid (explaining the fast heart rate), that needs to be treated, and not necessarily by surgery. How big is the cyst? If small, it may be of no concern, and the thyroid cyst may have nothing to do with your swallowing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mobitz II heart block? Can I still life normally without pacemaker? Can I exercise as usual (gym, yoga, swim)?

What to do if I have mobitz II heart block? Can I still life normally without pacemaker? Can I exercise as usual (gym, yoga, swim)?

Just to be safe: The first question would be is there a reversible cause for the conduction defect? You are young and unfortunately there is a risk of progression of Mobitz II to complete heart block which can lead to serious problems and even death. Mobitz II is treated with a pacemaker for this reason. If you have no symptoms, a pacemaker would make normal exercise safer. Further evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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What to do if i've got a heart problem or heart disease can I still lift weights and exercise?

What to do if i've got a heart problem or heart disease can I still lift weights and exercise?

Hrt Dis./exercise: Your doctor will be able to assess your exercise tolerance. No doubt a limitation of level of exercise will be recommended. In severe heart disease you may not be able to tolerate much exercise. Walking a half hour per day is excellent exercise generally. ...Read more

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Will I be able to talk to the perfusionist before my open heart surgery. I have a lot of questions about cognitive problems from bypass machine.?

Will I be able to talk to the perfusionist before my open heart surgery. I have a lot of questions about cognitive problems from bypass machine.?

Possibly: Your surgeon should also be able to address these questions, as they are certainly well-versed in the complications related to bypass, and also what sort of bypass will be needed for your case. On the other hand, i'm certain most centers could easily arrange for you to spam with the perfusionist... ...Read more

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What can happen if your heart starts to beat too quickly? I need to know if you can go into cardiac arrest or something like that. Are there any procedures/surgeries that could fix it?

What can happen if your heart starts to beat too quickly? I need to know if you can go into cardiac arrest or something like that. Are there any procedures/surgeries that could fix it?

Yes: Most tachyarrythmias- fast heart can be treated medically, or specifically diagnosed, and treated with electrical ablation or surgical maze operations. Venticular tachycardia and fibrillation can occur, but decreased by proper diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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After open heart surgery what are some challanges people usually face with a broken sternum? I just want to know what to expect

After open heart surgery  what are some challanges people usually face with a broken sternum? I just want to know what to expect

Limit use of arms: There is so much you do with your arms without thinking. You push off with hands on thighs to stand. You use arms to adjust yourself in chair or bed. All of this puts pressure on sternum. I limit patients to 10 lb 6 wks then 25 lb for another 6 weeks. And no pushing or pulling for 3 months. Coughing and sneezing can be uncomfortable also. ...Read more

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Can you please guide me to exercises i can do that don't involve my legs but will get my heart pumping?

Can you please guide me to exercises i can do that don't involve my legs but will get my heart pumping?

Few: Rowing, pedal exerciser with arms, pull ups, low weights 5-20# high repetition upper arm exercise that combined shoulders, triceps and biceps. ...Read more

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What are some things i can do or food i can eat to help repair muscle after a workout?

What are some things i can do or food i can eat to help repair muscle after a workout?

Omega 3's: You should take omega 3's like fish oil. These fatty acids help in muscle recovery and decrease the Lactic Acid formation after stress from the workout. They are also very good as a natural antiimflammatory. Stay hydrated too during your workouts by drinking water before and during. www.moxuniversity.com is a good site to learn about some of the better quality options. ...Read more

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What happens if you have heart surgery and they can't get your heart started again. The machine is doing it for you? What would they do next?

What happens if you have heart surgery and they can't get your heart started again. The machine is doing it for you? What would they do next?

Mechanical Heart: They would give you a mechanical heart to replace the heart-lung machine (portable like Dick Cheney) till they could get you a cardiac transplant. Short of that they would try every medical means to restart your heart. ...Read more

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But I have open heart surgery already and i need to have a baby, they replace the mechanical valve with a mitral valve, and so i need to know if i can?

But I have open heart surgery already and i need to have a baby, they replace the mechanical valve with a mitral valve, and so i need to know if i can?

See a doctor: Pregnancy after heart surgery is possible, but can be risky depending on the operation and the patient. Bioprosthetic valves and valve repairs do not preclude the possibility of pregnancy. Mechanical valves are especially risky because of the risk of clotting and the risks to the baby related to the blood thinning medications. Consultation with a physician is important. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises i can do with a dislocated knee to burn fat.

Are there any exercises i can do with a dislocated knee to burn fat.

Upper body: You can try working your upper body, for example a rowing machine can burn calories and you may not need to use your knee while it is recovering. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a pacemaker now. My heart doctors want to do another surgery. My heart is still going to fast are to slow. What other surgerys would they do.

I have a pacemaker now. My heart doctors want to do another surgery. My heart is still going to fast are to slow. What other surgerys would they do.

Av node ablation: You might have atrial fibrillation with a rapid ventricular heart rate. The pacemaker can support your heart when it is slow but will not be helpful for a fast heart rate. In this case the doctor will go in and ablate or cut the atrial ventricular node and allow the pacemaker to pace your heart at a regular slower rate Alternately if is a flutter or paroxysmal atrial tachycardia then ablate ...Read more

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What can I do if I may have heart failure in the future?

What can I do if I may have heart failure in the future?

CHF: Should you get CHF in your future you need to get a good doctor and work with them to treat your conditon ...Read more

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After lasik surgery can I go to the gym or do I have to stop for some time?

After lasik surgery can I go to the gym or do I have to stop for some time?

Ask your eye surgeon: Your ophthalmologist will usually tell you what restrictions and how long you should avoid strenuous activities. Usually with lasik, there is very little restriction and only for a few days at most, but if you don't have that information from your doctor, call his office for his recommendation. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I do kegel exercises, when will i begin to experience the benefits?

I'm wondering if I do kegel exercises, when will i begin to experience the benefits?

A while: Like any other muscle, it takes time to increase the size and strength after you start "working out" so you. Should notice a diffence in about 3 months most likely. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a heart disease and already had surgery is there any branch of military I can join or any loop holes?

What to do if I have a heart disease and already had surgery is there any branch of military I can join or any loop holes?

Heart disease: If you're 49 as listed above you can't join the military in any case. If you're younger and have a significan heart disease you are unlikely to be accepted for any branch of the service. ...Read more

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