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Quality Of Life After Open Heart Surgery
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
I have questions about the long term impact on quality of life and musculoskeletal problems after 1st rib resection and stent placement.
Excellent questions: First go back and bring your list of questions to the Cardio Thoracic surgeon and surgical team and who operated on you.And or the Cardiologist who will continue to monitor and follow you. They know your particular case well and have examined you. They should be able to answer many of your questions. Good luck! ...Read more
See lung doc: One's pulmonologist can assess pre-op. Usually one's lung function will be measured with a pulmonary function test, to see if a person can even undergo lung surgery and if so, how much. The important thing is to follow one's doc's advice who knows you best, and to treat the underlying reason for the surgery. There will be decrease in quality. Best wishes and god bless. Tough decision to make. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is consuming a lot of alcohol at once, getting "drunk" occasionally bad for the heart valves, i had mitral valve repair heart surgery. ?
Somewhat: It may not be too bad for the valves but it it certainly very bad for the heart muscle (myocardium) when you do acute excessive ingestion of alcohol. Long term it may develop "alcoholic cardiomyopathy" Also, if you are on blood thinners (warfarin) it will throw all values off. You know the effects of alcohol on the liver. You already had a close encounter with you own mortality: Why risk it? ...Read more
Life expectancy of a 59-year-old male, type 1 diabetic after receiving a right coronary artery stent, while having the other side of heart scarred..?
Is there ensurance of no heart attack after bypass surgery of heart for 80% blockage on all vessels?
There are several: The complications of aortic valve replacement include bleeding, blood transfusions, stroke, infection, renal failure, reoperation, atrial fibrillation and death. Therre are more as well. Fortunately the risks of aortic valve surgery are relatively small for most patients. The exact risks vary from patient to patient. The average risk of death is about 1-2% for most aortic valve replacements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: Bypass surgery helps to enhance blood flow to the heart muscle. It doesn't cure the disease. Prognosis depends on the extent of heart damage which may have occurred. It is vital that risk factors for progression of plaque buildup be controlled. Cessation of smoking is essential. Control of hypertension and cholesterol are important. Diabetics must achieve good control. Exercise is important too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The effects of the cardiopulmonary bypass during the surgery together with somewhat lower blood flow to the brain and possible embolization of very small clots or calcified plaques from the major blood vessels (the latter two possible even in off bypass surgeries) can lead to memory changes. It is a very well documented side effect of cardiac surgery. In most cases the changes are minimal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After vitrectomy for macular pucker, how does the patient function in daily living activities during the recovery process. ?
Post surgery: You should receive specific instructions from your doctor and follow them very closely. Report to your doctor asap. ...Read more
100% blockage in (lad) & (100% in oy but it has collaterals).Do you recommend regular open heart CABG or robotic assisted bypass, cones&pros please. ?
What is the survival chance of a woman of 72years old with the disease of degenerative calcific av of heart artery?Does open heart surgery help her ?
Generally excellent: It is quite common place for patients over age 65 to undergo aortic valve replacement surgery for calcific degenerative disease with or without coronary bypass. The outcomes are quite good, particularly in the hands of trained surgeons that focus primarily on heart surgery, i.e. Cardiac surgeons. http://goo.gl/kawno. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Hopefully improvement in symptoms. If the surgery is for coronary disease and chest pain, doing away with the pain. If it is for a leaking or too tight valve, improvement in things like fatigue and shortness of breath. There of course can be bad consequences such as rhythm problems, kidney failure, anemia, fluid around the lung, pain in the incision, stroke, and even death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
95+%: Probably 2-3 mo. till you can fly commercial or go >8000 ft. in the mountains Every Surgeon has his opinion so ask yours ...Read more
How do kidney donors live out the rest of their lives other than experincing the immediate pain and recovery after?
Kidney donor life: Most kidney donors live long uncomplicated lives after they donate one of their kidneys. The remaining kidney grows in size and donors got along just well on one kidney. If they had some serious long-term consequences of donating their kidneys, it would be rather hard to find willing related donors and fewer patients would have renal transplants. ...Read more
Quality of life means different things to different people. Essentially it is that constellation of life activities, physical and mental health, relationships, self worth and happiness for an individuals. Different individuals have differing perceptions of what constitutes an ...Read more
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