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History Of Open Heart Surgery
My father recently had open heart surgery of blockage of four arteries, it took last about 5 1/2 hrs. He is 69 year with 36 years of diabetic history, also had past history of stroke and attack.
But after surgery nearly 40 hrs later we have noticed chan
Ur post got cut shor: From your topic tags, i suspect that you've noticed a change in your dad's memory after his surgery. Given his history of stroke complicated by heart disease, it's very common to report memory loss after open heart surgery since small clots can fly off into brain. Or he might be suffering from delirium due to anesthesia, medications, infection, blood clot to lung, uncontrolled pain, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Age and severity: Coronary artery disease is now often treated with stents placed during a cardiac cath, instead of open heart surgery. What is unclear is whether stents last as long as bypass, or if they are as good for multiple vessle disease. Younger patients, mand patients with more severe multiple vessel disease may do better with an open heart bypass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: This is a very broad question and beyond the scope of this format . In general open heart is performed for repairing/replace valves, bypassing blockages, correcting congenital heart disease , and removing masses such as malignancies. This is not a complete list ofcourse but ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovery period: After open heart surgery, depending on the type and the pre-surgery condition of the patient, one can expect a variable period of recovery. She can expect one week in the hospital, and then an extended period of gradual recovery to her previous activities. This may require admission to an extended care facility if she has limited assistance at home. The recovery is variable among patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Well, it is technically more difficult for a heart surgeon if the patient has had previous surgery, but it still should be safe and, of course, if the surgery is indicated, that is not a reason not to do it. In deciding about whether to operate on a patient, we compare the risk with the potential benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complications heart: Potential complications of heart surgery include but are not limited to bleeding, infection both of the surgical site and elsewhere, pulmonary embolism, stroke, and heart rhythm disturbances. Death is also a potential complication but fortunately is not common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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