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Scar Tissue 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
My 14 week old daughter had an avsd open heart surgery repair which went well. Now has a red rash around her scar. What could this reddening be?
My son is 5 months post op from open heart surgery. He has a rash around his chest scar. It is a red sandpaper feeling. Normal or call the ped.
2 questions:can I now start using neosporin on my scar? What do you think of trying to conceive 6 months after open heartsurgery? I am 24 years old and I had open heart surgery called the ross procedure on november 2nd, 2011 due to my bicuspid aortic valve
2 answers: There is no real benefit to applying neosporin, vitamin e, mederma, etc to your scar. It is advisable to use sun block when outside. Pregnancy is certainly possible after a ross procedure but should be carefully monitored by your cardiologist and obstetrician. Remember, even after successful heart surgery, you require lifelong monitoring by a cardiologist. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband had open heart surgery at 57 for a mitrial valve repair. At 66 he needs his aortic valve replaced He is in excellent health. Can he have a third operation when that tissue valve wears out?
Sure: The suggestion would be to cross the bridge when you get there. Since he's in good health he probably won't need any more surgeries... There are other minimally invasive valve procedures being developed... So when the time comes for third - he may be a candidate for that. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had open heart surgery n may this year to replace my pulmonary valve. With a bovine tissue valve. When would it be safe to start trying for a baby?
Yes, but...: You need to wait at least a couple of months for the sternum to heal completely. Early activity can lead to sternal dehisence (the breastbone splits open) which can have deadly consequences. After everything has healed, you can do everything you did before surgery. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: Well cleaned preop bactrian nasally excellent prophylactic antibiotics given on time careful prep of skin excellent surgical technique and tissue handling and careful closure? Ll are standard practices but there is still an incidence if infection: diabetes obesity contamination etc. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, like bone fract: The sternum is a bone & heals like any other bone. It is "fractured" (cut) at the start of open heart surgery. At the end of surgery, the sternum is usually "sewn up" using metal wires to hold the 2 parts together. Further bone healing (fusion) occurs over the course of 3-6 months (eg, as with a broken arm). Wires hold the sternum together in that time & fuse with bone as it heals. Ask surgeon. Read more
After open heart surgery about 5 weeks now is it normal to be experiencing pain and stiffness in neck, head, shoulders and heart?
Depends: On your problem. How u- important it may look bring to the attention of your doctor (s). Your doctor will make sure is not procedure related. Read more
After open heart surgery. When will I be able to lift heavy weights again? And do people usually lose significant weight after surgery?
3 months & yes: I typically restrict lifting, pushing and pulling for 3 months following heart surgery thru standard incision. 1 month for min invasive approach. I keep them to 10 lbs for 6 weeks and 25 lbs for another 6 weeks. Weight loss. I usually tell patients to expect to loose 10 to 30 pounds over 2-3 months after surgery. Unfortunately they often gain it all back w/in a yr. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely be advised to: People tend to lose weight after heart surgery more so because of being advised that their bad food habits have to change for them to have a chance of a prolonged life. So if you are having surgery at age 36 then your doctors will definitely talk to you about getting cholesterol under control and any other medical issue like diabetes, stopping cigarette smoking and adding exercise to your routine. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Where?: Any incision may have some bleeding- -and a hematoma may develop. This can become a seroma over time as the blood is resorbed. Or some lymphatic s are disrupted and fluid escapes into tissue. Tissue juices and serum can remain in a wound as well. Most are temporary. All are resolvable. See the surgeon. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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