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Chest pain after chest tube removal?

Chest pain after chest tube removal?

Normal: Chest tubes are painful as it is, and when removed , residual pain is not common. If it doesnt get gradually better or you become acutely short of breathe, then a repeat chest xray would be needed. ...Read more

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Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Yes: All thoracic surgery is painful, but we have a lot of analgesic techniques and medications, and the painful period is transient. ...Read more

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Is bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery common?

Is bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery common?

No: But, it depends on the pain tolerance of the patient as well as the number of entry points and length of the incision for these ports of entry. ...Read more

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Can heart bypass surgery require cracking the chest open?

Can heart bypass surgery require cracking the chest open?

Sternal incision: The sternum- breast bone is cut with a special saw and wired back together at completion and heals well in general. Done for most congenital, valvular and coronary operations for great exposure and safety and avoids other incisions in chest or groin! ...Read more

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Right heart catheterization test procedure?

Right heart catheterization test procedure?

Pressure measurement: Right heart catheterization is usually carried out to measure oxygen levels, intracardiac pressures, and cardiac output, as well as cardiac tissue biopsies. The right side of the heart is reached through the venous system (from the leg (femoral) or the neck (jugular) vein). A catheter (plastic tube) is used to carry out the above tasks and a bioptome is used to do the biopsy. ...Read more

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Can a concaved chest (pectus excavatum) be fixed with chest implants/plastic surgery instead of a hospital operation?

Can a concaved chest (pectus excavatum) be fixed with chest implants/plastic surgery instead of a hospital operation?

It's still surgery: The answer is yes, it can be fixed with implants (not the best solution) and/or plastic surgery. Either procedure is surgery. In the past a procedure called the nuss procedure was used to correct the shape of the rib cage using an implanted metal plate and i assume you are referring to this procedure. Recently fat injections have been used to correct minor deformities. ...Read more

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Do heart bypass surgeries require cracking the chest open?

Do heart bypass surgeries require cracking the chest open?

No: Minimally invasive cardiac surgery has been around for more than 20 years. This can be done thorascopically, or with a minimal chest incision. ...Read more

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After the funnel chest surgery, will your chest wall be fragile for life?

After the funnel chest surgery, will your chest wall be fragile for life?

No: If it is standard funnel chest or pectus excavatum with no associated disease the chest will heal well and the patient can return to full activity after a predetermined time. ...Read more

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Bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery, what to do?

Bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery, what to do?

Talk to your surgeon: Usually less pain after vats c/w open surgery, but it still can hurt. Pain usually resolves over a few weeks. Nerve pain ( intercostal neuralgia) caused by trauma to the nerve between the ribs) can last longer. ...Read more

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Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries. ...Read more

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Chest tube removal hurt?

Some: Removing the tube is usually very well tolerated. While it may feel strange, it generally causes very little pain. ...Read more

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Concaved chest - pectus excavatum, can I have chest implants/plastic surgery?

Concaved chest - pectus excavatum, can I have chest implants/plastic surgery?

Consider all options: Yes, a concave chest may be treated with implants. It is important to consider the underlying cause and ensure that the treatment treats the cause as well as the cosmetic appearance. ...Read more

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When was minimally invasive heart surgery performed first?

When was minimally invasive heart surgery performed first?

1998: In may 1998, dr. Friedrich-wilhelm mohr using the da vinci surgical system performed the first robotically assisted heart bypass at the leipzig heart centre in germany. ...Read more

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Is it pleurisy or pericarditis for chest pain in the center of sternum, below left breast.Normal 2decho jan2013, chest xray, 12lead ecg, threadmill test?

Describe the pain: How long have you had it? Is it the sequelae of a flu or cold you've had recently. If the pain increases with inspiration or coughing it is more likely musculoskeletal so costochondritis or pleuritic pain is most likely. See your doctor tomorrow. Those tests you're asking about are only necessary if more simple diagnostic steps haven't succeeded in identifying the problem. ...Read more

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Burning sensation from left nipple status post open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

Burning sensation from left nipple status post  open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

It happens.: From any open heart surgery you have many of your superficial nerves of chest wall injury , so burning sensation is not uncommon. It may get better over a long time, it's hard to predict. ...Read more

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Has anyone done the nuss procedure to correct pectus excavatum?

Procedure of choice: The Nuss procedure is now the procedure of choice for repair of pectus excavatum. The Ravitch or open repair is still utilized with good results at some centers, but in most cases is reserved for complex chest wall deformities (concurrent pectus excavatum and carinatum) or when severe asymmetry exists. ...Read more

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Chest tube recovery?

What is the question: Not quite sure i understand the question. ...Read more