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Could There Be Calf Soreness After Open Heart Surgery
Blood clot in vein?!: This is not a common symptom following heart surgery. Of course, anyone can have any symptom, especially if you have been in bed and not using your muscles in one part of the body and they have atrophied. But one thing to rule out is dvt, i.e. Blood clot in veins of the legs. This is not uncommon in people following major surgery, cardiac included, due to inactivity and stasis of blood in the veins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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My husband had open heart surgery 2 months ago and has complained about a sore left shoulder ever since. Is this from the surgery? Shoulder was x-rayed and no broken bones.
Probably : Often when doing bypass surgery we use the left mammary artery which requires us to pull up on the left side to see it. This could cause pain. When spreading the edges of the sternum apart it can put stress on the shoulder, also. Sometimes subconsciously he maybe trying to protect the breastbone and can pull muscles in other areas like neck and shoulder (when coughing sneezing etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had open heart surgery march 21 week and half ago have sore throat and can't talk well very horse sound is this normal i been gargling with salt wate?
My husband has had open heart surgery ( Valve Replacement)
They took 2 veins out of his right leg under the knee. His knee swells. What can we do?
I had an open heart surgery 5 weeks ago. I still have problems with numbness on both my pinky fingers and down the left side of my left leg. I have asked my surgeon and my cardiologist and got the same answers. Whatshould i do?
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Stages: "full" recovery takes months. But i typically think of this in stages. The child is usually hospitalized ~10-14 days. Then the major portion of the recovery is complete by ~2 months (i.e. Home for ~6-8 weeks). But it will take another few months for the sternum to completely heal, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Valve or vessel?: Prudent diet good idea for all. Avoid high fat, sugary, high salt, processed meats, processed grains. Eat more vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, whole train bread, cereal, pasta, low fat or no fat dairy, poultry, fish. Dash diet (online): dietary approach to stop hypertension is tasty, nutritious, easy, has data supporting its use. There are others as well. Talk to dietician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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