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What can prevent someone that had heart surgery from getting fluid in the lungs?

What can prevent someone that had heart surgery from getting fluid in the lungs?

CHF: Fluid in the lungs after heart surgery is usually due to congestive heart failure. CHF is not an uncommon complication, depending on the condition before surgery and the type of operation but it can be managed efficiently and well by the surgical team. Follow their advice, take medicines as prescribed, don't smoke, and you'll have done all you can do. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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My sister had a heart surgery the outcame was good but now she has fluids in her lungs. And also breathing problems?

My sister had a heart surgery the outcame was good but now she has fluids in her lungs. And also breathing problems?

See surgeon: How long ago?
What operation?
Valve may have failed-
coronary graft may have obstructed
other complications are possible but frequently fixable! ...Read more

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What causes lung fluid retention after heart valve surgery?

What causes lung fluid retention after heart valve surgery?

It depends: The lungs can retain fluid because the pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs is high. This can be because of volume overload - too much fluid in the body, or because the heart needs higher pressures to fill. It can also be because the blood vessels of the lung are leakier due to inflammation after surgery. ...Read more

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My cousin 6 weeks baby you just had heart surgery, fluid in her lungs, & other problems, she notice a white spec inside one her pupil. Is it danger?

My cousin 6 weeks baby you just had heart surgery, fluid in her lungs, & other problems, she notice a white spec inside one her pupil. Is it danger?

Probably Not: Spots in pupils generally do not indicate anything serious. They can actually be quite common. But if still worried, please talk with your child's cardiologist to learn more about their specific issues. ...Read more

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Fluid on lungs after gb surgery. Has dementia and cannot walk around much or cough up phlegm. What is the treatment and outlook? Still in hospital.

Fluid on lungs after gb surgery. Has dementia and cannot walk around much or cough up phlegm. What is the treatment and outlook? Still in hospital.

Fluid around lungs: After gb surgery is not common. If the gallbladder was very infected it may be reactive fluid. Other causes, such as pneumonia, should be considered. If it is infection then appropriate antibiotics should be started. If there is a lot of fluid restricting breathing then a tube may be placed to remove the fluid. As long as oxygen levels are good and infection controlled it should get better. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of gas buildup in chest after heart surgery four days ago?

How do you get rid of gas buildup in chest after heart surgery four days ago?

It depends: If there is a significant amount of air in the chest and it is causing a problem, it can be removed by placing a catheter or tube in the chest. The doctors will help make this decision. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder removed day before yesterday feels like fluid on my chest CT Scan and blood work said no could this be gas from surgery?

I had gallbladder removed day before yesterday feels like fluid on my chest CT Scan and blood work said no could this be gas from surgery?

Yes: Air left in the abdominal cavity gets under the diaphragm and can give this sensation, and it can make the shoulder ache. Also take some deep breaths every hour while awake to keep the lungs expanded. ...Read more

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What type of surgery is performed for someone with a hole in their lungs?

What type of surgery is performed for someone with a hole in their lungs?

Depends...: If the hole is from trauma, then probably a lobectomy. If it's really bad, then maybe a pneumonectomy. ...Read more

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18mo had surgery last yr. Gma didn't know better and used baby powder all over him. Since his lungs are compromised is this likely to cause problems?

18mo had surgery last yr. Gma didn't know better and used baby powder all over him. Since his lungs are compromised is this likely to cause problems?

Question is unclear: Surgery a year ago would not necessarily compromise babies lungs. Regardless, unless the baby breathed in a cloud of talcum powder it is unlikely to cause problems. Babies can develop a transient bronchitis like response to such an event but it generally passes within 2 wks. I don't recommend powders for that reason. ...Read more

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Are there artificial lungs that can be implanted after surgery?

Are there artificial lungs that can be implanted after surgery?

Yes: But not what you think. There is something called ecmo. This system removes blood from the body, oxygenates it, and returns it to the body. Most commony used in babies after complex heart surgery. ...Read more

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What happens in lung volume reduction surgery?

What happens in lung volume reduction surgery?

Copd: Lung volume reduction surgery lvrs is done for certain COPD or emphysema patients, part of damaged lung is removed allowing the normal lung to expand. Generally mortality does not improve but quality of life may benefit. ...Read more

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What causes lung failure during a emergency laparomoty surgery?

Not sure what u ask: If you are asking about post-op lung issues then there are several. Aspiration of stomach contents. Injury to the diaphragm. Multi system organ failure due to infection. ...Read more

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How effective is lung reduction surgery for treating copd?

How effective is lung reduction surgery for treating copd?

Not for every one: Lung volume reduction surgery is beneficial for a small subgroup of patients with copd. It is not for everyone. Check with your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more

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When is it normal to have surgery for lung cancer followed y radiation but no chemo?

When is it normal to have surgery for lung cancer followed y radiation but no chemo?

Positive margin: If a patient had early stage cancer that surgery would be the definitive treatment, but after pathology comes back showing a positive margin then radiation would be used without chemotherapy. However more adverse findings such as nodes would mean chemotherapy is necessary. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lung volume reduction surgery?

Yes, possibly: Lung volume reduction surgery is used sometimes for patients with severe COPD/emphysema. It removes the most severely damaged parts of the lung, usually the uppermost part (apex). This improves blood flow and oxygen exchange to the part of the lung that has less damage. Patients need careful evaluation to make sure they are good candidates, and take part in lung rehab programs before & after. ...Read more

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How compromised would your lung function have to be to be turned down from surgery?

How compromised would your lung function have to be to be turned down from surgery?

Type of surgery?: Today, we can give anesthesia safely even to patients with severe lung disease. However, the decision to operate will depend on the type of surgery. Ankle surgery, for instance, could be done under spinal anesthesia and wouldn't affect the lungs. Surgery for lung cancer would be much higher risk. Consult a physician anesthesiologist to discuss the specific surgery and risks. ...Read more

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When is open lung surgery required?

When is open lung surgery required?

Work in progress!: Open surgery is required when the proper procedure cannot be performed safely and successfully by lesser means. Expertise in minimally invasive techniques is growing by the day so less open cases are required but there are still times when anatomy, exposure, or the disease process dictate an open chest approach. ...Read more

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How safe is it to box after lung surgery?

How safe is it to box after lung surgery?

Not: At baseline, boxing or pugilistic sports are not by their nature safe. That said, ability to box at baseline level of unsafe after surgery depends greatly on reason for and type of surgery. You should discuss return to activities and expectations with your surgeon. ...Read more