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Heart Lung Bypass
Possibly: The bypass should help heart function. However it is a very stressful surgery. If your father's heart already had poor function and unrecoverable tissue damage, he is at high risk of congestive heart failure. A lot of fluids are needed and how well the heart handles them can be unpredictable. I am sure the surgical team looked for evidence of graft malfunction or clotting, which may need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My mother aged 50 a diabetic has had a bypass.Heart is working at 30%.She has fluids in her lungs as a result she coughs non stop..Need meds for cough?
Could there be negative affect on lung function slightly below average performance 1yr after being on heart and lung machine for Open Heart Surgery?
Yes, brain, heart &: brain, etc. because clots form in blood while being moved through the long plastic, non-endothelium lined tubing between your chest & within the heart lung machine a few feet away from your body. Thus heparin is infused into the blood shortly after leaving you body (too much would cause excess bleeding) yet can never prevent all microscopic clots which block microcirulation after returned to body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardiopulmonary : Cardiopulmonary bypass machine supports the patient. Tubes- cannulae are placed in the veins to drain by gravity the blood to an oxygenator receptacle, the blood is oxygenated, and pumped through another cannula system to the arterial circulation., the are multiple kinds, and sizes of these tubes! we can place them in any big artery or vein to get the flow we need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During an open heart surgery, does the heart stop before they put the heart lung machine or they put it while the heart is beating?
Embolus: For a clot to get to the lungs from the peripheral venous system, it has to travel through the vena cava into the right side of the heart. There is no direct route to the lungs which bypasses the right atrium and right ventricle unless the person has a rare congenital anomaly of the venous system. ...Read more
No: This not terminal and is often treatable. The question is what is causing fluid on the lungs? This is usually a separate process from pericardial effusion. Echocardiography will provide important information about heart strength and valvular function. Treatment for pulmonary edema involves diuretics in addition to other potential medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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