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Recovery Time After Heart Catheterization
This is a procedure where narrow, flexible tubes are inserted into a peripheral artery through a cut in the skin, and advanced to the heart. Dye can be injected through the catheters into the arteries of the heart to look for blockages ("angiogram"), or to measure pressure within the cardiac chambers ("right heart cath"). Arteries can be opened with balloons/stents at the ...Read more
Short: If the stent is placed in electively (and not for myocardial infarction), recovery is quite short. We tell our patients not to walk a long distance, lift anything heavy, or drive a car for 2 days. They are also instructed not to submerge the puncture site in the leg for one week. Showers are okay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-6 weeks: If you're recovering well, 2 weeks would be early but possible. 6 weeks would be entirely reasonable. ...Read more
Varies: Each person is different and it depends on what you are considering the recovery to be. You will be able to do basic activities by the time you leave the hospital. No heavy lifting usually for at least 4-6 weeks (more than 10 pounds) to reduce the risk of hernia formation. Your diet will be highly specialized as to the type and amount after surgery. ...Read more
Physically, 6 weeks: Assuming no complications, patients can be discharged within a few days after surgery. The surgical wounds heal within a couple of weeks. If a sternotomy was used, the bones may not be at full strength until about 6 weeks. Soreness with range of motion may persist a bit after that, but cardiac & physical rehabilitation will sort all of that out. Complications obviously may add time to healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Having same symptoms 2 months after heart bypass surgery. jaw pain when walking at moderate pace?
Many variables: Many different factors contribute to the heart rate in recovery after exercise: the normal resting (pre-exercise) heart rate, the intensity and duration of exercise, the hydration status after exercise, and the conditioning level of the subject. In general, the heart rate should have returned close to the baseline heart rate 10 minutes after moderate exercise, but this is not always true. ...Read more
Please help, how much recovery time is needed after gastric bypass surgery after hospitalization?
Same: First off I am so sorry to hear about the stillbirth. Emotionally that can be very challenging to recover from. Physically the recovery will be the same as another c section. Most patients can leave the hospital in 48-72 hours, will be sore requiring pain medication for 1-2 weeks and then back to normal by week 5-6. ...Read more
For how long will you have shortness of breath after heart surgery for mitral valve repair if cardiologist says echo looks after surgery.
Post op: If the mitral valve repair was successful, the shortness of breath if due to the mitral regurgitation should be improved post op and get gradually better over the next 6 weeks. The timing will vary depending on the state of the heart and other physical characteristics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very: As expected, the first few days are rough and intravenous narcotics are given to relieve pain and promote sleep. By a week the pain is usually just soreness and easily controlled with oral meds. By a month, most people really don't have much pain or any at all. For some, the vein harvesting site in the leg stays sore longer than the chest. ...Read more
When can patients resume their activities after aortic aneurysm repair surgery using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest technique?
Surgical approach?: The incision used will dictate activity rather than the use of dhca. I would assume you had a sternotomy (through the breastbone). You should lift no more than 5-10# for 2-3 months until the underlying bone heals, after which you should be able to resume normal activity. Have this discussion with your surgeon who should outline the plan for return to full activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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None: You have to beware of the wound in the groin -- so take it easy for about 1 week to prevent bleeding complication. ...Read more
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