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Is It Safe To Wear Magnetic Bracelets After Heart Bypass
It should be okay for the vast majority of patients.
Few patients have had CABG with distal and proximal anastomotic magnetic connectors and I am not sure if a magnetic bracelet will have any influence. ...Read more
CABG: After the recovery period post cabg, if the patient has good heart function and is free of symptoms and able to do a reasonable amount of symptom free exercise; travel to sea level and light activity should be fine. ...Read more
Always surgical risk: There is always some risk in any surgery or procedure. That being said, bypass surgery has been around a long time and the techniques have been proven to be relatively safe. If a bypass machine is used and they are relatively healthy, the risk for death or complication is only 1-2%.Complications include stroke and kidney/liver failure.If the surgery is not done, they may have higher chance of death. ...Read more
Yes: As long as they use sterile equipment to assure you don't get an infection. Go to a reputable practitioner with a good record. ...Read more
Is it safe for a healthy 22 yr old with coronary anomaly to have bypass surgery? Scared of dieing on table. As they stop heart. Might not re-start?
See below: Discuss this with your cardiologist and cardiac surgeon. However if this procedure were not safe they would not advise you to undergo it. ...Read more
I had an ischemic stroke last may, 5 weeks later I had a 6 vessel graft heart bypass. Is it safe to take a 16 hour flight 2 mos after my bypass?
Flight: You should consult the physicians who know you and your associated physiology and pathology for advice regarding whether you a long flight is appropriate for you in your situation. ...Read more
Stents: Stents can fail after they have been placed if a clot forms in the stent or if the lining of the vessel grows into the stent in an overgrowth manner and causes obstruction of the stent. Rarely there is a tear in the blood vessel called a dissection which can happen when the stent is placed. ...Read more
Depends: Like any operation, length depends on complexity, comorbidities, and any immediate complications. Also, what do you mean by how long? How long does it take to do just the bypasses? How long of a time is spent on cardiopulmonary bypass? How long are you in the operating room? Etc. Having said that most bypass operations take from 3 to 6 hours "skin to skin" from incision to closing. ...Read more
The most concerning complications are stroke, kidney failure, pneumonia, bleeding and infection. These are rare. The most common complications are irregular heart rhythm, constipation and fluid retention.
The vast majority of patients (98%) have minimal self limiting complications, go home in three days, and are driving and back to work (not strenuous) in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
Nothing specific: I like to put the patients I operate on a significantly reduced sugar diet. A balanced diet of lean protein, complex carbohydrates and vegetables. Also some fruits and nuts. I think sugar and corn syrup should be eliminated or reduced as much as possible. That being said, my patients over 80 - I often tell them to eat whatever they want. I figure it's not going to make a huge difference. ...Read more
Heart lung machine: The blood in the heart is diverted in to a machine that oxygenates the blood and returns it to the body. The heart is also infused with chemicals or cooled, this is called cardioplegia. This then makes the heart still, and easy to work on. Some techniques use surgery on beating heart but not the typical procedure. ...Read more
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/coronary-bypass-surgery/basics/definition/prc-20023680.
Yes but also if not:
Open heart cardiac bypass surgery has many potential risks during the surgery and during recovery- rhythm problems, fluid buildup around heart/in lung cavities, infection, etc. These potential problems are monitored closely and treated if they occur.
The risk of severe obstructive coronary artery disease (requiring bypass sugery) is also very significant and life threatening if not treated. ...Read more
Yes: The additions have been off- pump bypass (widely used), video- assisted (selective), and robotic (rarely). On pump bypass, using cardio- pulmonary bypass, is a mature, well- studied, and widely used technique with excellent short and long term results. ...Read more
Depend: Your rehabilitation program after discharge from hospital will last 3 to 4 weeks. There, education and follow up on how to take care of yourself will happen. Wound care, diet, medications, driving, activities, exercises, sex, etc. Family support extremely important. Short term memory and cognitive difficulties can happen earlier. May be even depression. Every person heal different. ...Read more
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