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What should I feed an older man that just had a double bypass open heart surgery?

What should I feed an older man that just had a double bypass open heart surgery?

Most anything: If no difficulty sitting, chewing, swallowing and is hungry. Many will have limited appetite so finding things they like is important. Short term even skyline can be ok. Long term see aha low cholesterol, low sodium is preferable. ...Read more

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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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Considering open heart surgery and triple bypass but concerned as a spoker about oxygen use?

Considering open heart surgery and triple bypass but concerned as a spoker about oxygen use?

It's a Problem: Smoking up until the time of CABG will cause more secretions in your lungs. You might end up going home on oxygen for a short time after surgery. Best to commit to quitting for good. ...Read more

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Is CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) an open heart surgery or closed heart surgery?

Is CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) an open heart surgery or closed heart surgery?

Not necessarily: A CABG if done without cardiopulmonary bypass (cpb) does not require the heart to be opened, however most cabgs are done with cpb requires cannula placement in the heart. However, most people consider any surgery on the heart where the chest is opened open heart surgery. ...Read more

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Are this many complications common after open heart surgery? My dad, 69 years old--overweight but no other health problems other than heart. 11 days ago had triple bypass, aortic valve replacement, and block for afib. Two hours after surgery needed anot

I : I am so sorry that your dad and your family are having to go through this. As you know, that is an extremely major surgery. Triple bypass with aortic valve replacement and procedure for atrial fibrillation is extremely extensive surgery. Factors that can affect the surgery and outcome include the condition of the patient prior to surgery, age, kidney function prior to surgery, and the condition of the heart prior to surgery. Keep an open line of communication with the doctor and nursing staff so that your family's questions can be answered to your satisfaction. I wish the best for your father. ...Read more

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I've never had a problem using viagra and have had bypass surgery,recently I had to have a Stent after 15 yrs of heart surgery.can I still take viagra?

I've never had a problem using viagra and have had bypass surgery,recently I had to have a Stent after 15 yrs of heart surgery.can I still take viagra?

Viagra and stent: This question needs to be asked of your doctor/cardiologist who knows you, your condition and your medications. If you are taking nitrates as part of your medications then you can't use the viagra type drugs. Ask your Doc to explain all this to you. ...Read more

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When is open heart surgery needed vs less invasive options?

When is open heart surgery needed vs less invasive options?

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 more

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How many kinds of open heart surgery are there?

How many kinds of open heart surgery are there?

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 more

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My grandma had open heart surgery what happens next?

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 more

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How expensive is it to have an open heart surgery?

How expensive is it to have an open heart surgery?

Depends: It depends on the procedure being performed. Ask your doctor what procedure is being performed and get an estimate from his office on your medical coverage and your our of pocket payment. ...Read more

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Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Bypass surgery is done to aid in weight loss and recovery from obesity by drastically diminishing the size and absorptive capacity of the stomach. Bypass surgery is often successful, but requires extensive follow-up with ...Read more


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


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