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Why are post open heart surgery patients strict I&O and daily weights?

Why are post open heart surgery patients strict I&O and daily weights?

Edema: because of swelling and edema -- so we are trying to monitor the volume by weight and urine output ...Read more

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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What is the best way to approach post open heart surgery rage and depression?

What is the best way to approach post open heart surgery rage and depression?

Open heart surgery: Have a conversation with a mental health practitioner so that you can find new ways to deal with the anger and depression that are natural consequences of heart surgery in a lot of people. There is good help available for this. It's important to deal with these emotions as soon as possible, otherwise they create stress which can affect the whole body, and the heart. ...Read more

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Will there be fever post open heart surgery of aiotic valve replacement and bye pass surgery, if so, what should be done.?

Only transiently: If you have undergone aortic valve replacement and are running a fever this could signal potentially life-threatening complications and you should be seen both by the cardiovascular surgeon who did the procedure and by an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more

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What is open heart surgery?

What is open heart surgery?

Open heart: When the chest wall is surgically opened and heart is exposed and surgery performed on the heart or it's arteries we refer to this as "open heart surgery". ...Read more

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Who does an open heart surgery?

Who does an open heart surgery?

Heart surgeons: Heart surgeons are medical doctors who have completed 4 years of medical school, 5 years of general surgery residency, and 2-3 years of cardiothoracic residency. Don't let anyone else operate on you. ...Read more

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How risky is open heart surgery?

How risky is open heart surgery?

CABG 1-2 % mortality: For coronary artery bypass surgery generally in the 1-2% mortality range; for valve replacement 4-5%, higher in re-do surgery. ...Read more

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How costly is open heart surgery?

How costly is open heart surgery?

It depends: The cost will depend on your insurance carrier. The hospitals typically bill around $40-$50, 000 for the entire procedure and hospitalization. ...Read more

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Why is open heart surgery necessary?

Why is open heart surgery necessary?

Last resort: Heart surgery is typically held in reserve for patients with problems that are life-threatening that cannot be fixed with medications or fixed with percutaneous procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. ...Read more

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How dangerous is open heart surgery?

How dangerous is open heart surgery?

It depends: Factors like your age, general health, other health problems you might have, prior heart surgeries, pumping function of your heart, and, of course, what particular operation is being considered, all affect the risk of a particular surgery. ...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