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How does your age or sex affect open heart surgery?

How does your age or sex affect open heart surgery?

Age only: In general males and females have almost the same results after cardiac surgery. Women have a slightly worse outcome given that they present later in their disease process. Older patients generally have more comorbidities and hence are at higher risk for cardiac surgery. ...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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Does having heart surgery affect your future baby?

Does having heart surgery affect your future baby?

No: If the parent to be is 37, there is a risk of down's syndrome so genetic counseling may be advised, consult your ob/gyn specialist or your human geneticist. Cardiac surgery by itself not known to induce mutations on sperm cells or human eggs. ...Read more

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How can you stay health after an open heart surgery?

How can you stay health after an open heart surgery?

Lifestyle changes: Everything we should do before open heart surgery - reasonable diet, exercise, stress relief, medications if needed. Your cardiologist and cardiac rehabilitation specialists should be able to help you. ...Read more

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How does the heart get blood during an open heart surgery?

How does the heart get blood during an open heart surgery?

May not: Sometimes blood still flows through the coronaries, or the heart is cooled, potassium arrested with solution called cardioplegia. The techniques are selected specific to the operation to be done. ...Read more

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I had open heart surgery how will this affect me having birth?

I had open heart surgery how will this affect me having birth?

At 34 y/o : I am guessing your open heart surgery was to repair a congenital structural or conduction defect. If the repair was successful and you are not in any drugs like warfarin or any other i think you will not be affected for having birth. But, this have to be discuss with your cardiologist in coordination with your obgyn. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does age and sex affect muscular system?

How does age and sex affect muscular system?

See details: After age 35 a male will lose about 4 lbs of muscle each decade unless strength training is done to presume muscle fiber size. ...Read more

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Is it possible for open heart surgery at 9 days old cause brain damage or problems?

Is it possible for open heart surgery at 9 days old cause brain damage or problems?

Yes: Congenital heart surgery on newborns is very risky. Most lesions are very complicated and the kids are already very sick. ...Read more

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What effect does a heart stent have on your sex life?

What effect does a heart stent have on your sex life?

Sex is an exercise: Generally, if you’re recovering from a heart attack, doctors advise waiting two weeks before engaging in intercourse, which is considered mild to moderate exercise. Raking leaves, walking a couple flights of stairs, or walking 18 holes while playing golf is moderate exercise. If you can comfortably tolerate this level of activity, then you are most likely physically ready for sex. ...Read more

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Does the sternum fuse together after open heart surgery and how long does it take ?

Does the sternum fuse together after open heart surgery and how long  does it take ?

Yes, like bone fract: The sternum is a bone & heals like any other bone. It is "fractured" (cut) at the start of open heart surgery. At the end of surgery, the sternum is usually "sewn up" using metal wires to hold the 2 parts together. Further bone healing (fusion) occurs over the course of 3-6 months (eg, as with a broken arm). Wires hold the sternum together in that time & fuse with bone as it heals. Ask surgeon. ...Read more

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Does cafe affect the body before surgery ?Does it affect the anaesthesia ? and what do u advice me ?

Does cafe affect the body before surgery ?Does it affect the anaesthesia ? and what do u advice me ?

Caffeine Stimulant: If "Cafe" meant either coffee or caffeine, the caffeine-like stimulants cause mild increases in heart rate, mental stimulation and other Mild disturbances to anesthesia. In healthy individuals, these are Not a problem. Caffeine is rarely given intravenously in an operation, but it will increase fluid production around the brain and spinal cord. This is helpful if there is a spinal fluid leak. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed affect the gas bubble in your eye after a vitrectomy for a macular hole. Would it affect how the hole closes. Can i smoke?

Does smoking weed affect the gas bubble in your eye after a vitrectomy for a macular hole. Would it affect how the hole closes. Can i smoke?

Be wary: Twenties male concerned about smoking cannabis after vitrectomy. A person with this circumstance needs to know that cannabis affects pressure inside the eye. Therefore, the surgeon who did the procedure needs to be asked this question, and before cannabis is consumed. Cannabis has ameliorating effects in cases of ocular glaucoma. ...Read more

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Does having testicular surgery as a child affect my ability to have children?

Does having testicular surgery as a child affect my ability to have children?

Possibly: It really depends on the type of problem you had as a child and the surgery performed to correct it. If the testicle was undescended but was brought down into the scrotum promptly, Is unlikely that you have any decreased spermatogenesis in that testis. The best way to know is to submit a semen sample for analysis (sperm count) ...Read more

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How can you stay healthy after an open heart surgery?

How can you stay healthy after an open heart surgery?

Diet exercise meds: Watch diet, exercise, take medicines as directed, and see your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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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