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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Wear Magnetic Bracelets After Heart Bypass

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Is it safe to wear magnetic bracelets after heart bypass?

Is it safe to wear magnetic bracelets after heart bypass?

Yes: 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

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How safe is it to travel after a quadruple heart bypass ?

How safe is it to travel after a quadruple heart bypass ?

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

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Is it safe to have a cough after heart bypass surgery?

Is it safe to have a cough after heart bypass surgery?

Yes, but: It hurts. Hold your chest with a pillow when you cough. If you have fever or sputum that is changing color or bloody, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a tattoo after having triple heart bypass surgery?

Is it safe to have a tattoo after having triple heart bypass surgery?

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

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Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

Maybe: It depends what medications you're on. I would limit myself to 1 to 2 drinks in any given day. Also alcohol can affect the drug coumadin. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How safe/ successful is robotic assisted bypass for the heart vs regular cabg. ?

How safe/ successful  is robotic assisted bypass for the heart vs regular cabg. ?

Big Maybe: In general, the gold standard for CABG is full sternotomy. In experienced hands, the robot can be used to take down the lima, and a small incision to do an off pump cabg> ask your surgeon how many he has done in the past year. ...Read more

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My relative is having 99% blockage in heart he is adviced for a bypass surgery . is it safe?

My relative is having 99% blockage in heart he is adviced for a bypass surgery . is it safe?

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

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My relative is having 99% blockage in heart he is adviced for a bypass surgery . is it safe?

My relative is having 99% blockage in heart he is adviced for a bypass surgery . is it safe?

Choice: There are risks to all surgeries, but your friend has no choice. The small surgical risk is much less of a problem than the damage caused by the blockage. If the artery fully occludes, that part of his heart will surely die, and probably so will your friend. ...Read more