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Why would seroma develop after open heart surgery?

Why would seroma develop after open heart surgery?

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 more

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How to open blockage in heart?

How to open blockage in heart?

Balloons or stents: When needed (blockages >75-80% of lumen of coronary arteries) they can be opened with balloons (angioplasty) or "scafolds" inside the vessels called stents. At age 16 you should not be worried about blockages and the best thing you can do to prevent them is: do not smoke and live a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise and avoid being overweight ...Read more

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Is an open heart operated person can have a baby?

Is an open heart operated person can have a baby?

Pregnancy: Whether a person who's had open heart surgery can have a baby depends on what is wrong with them. An open heart surgery for atrial septal defect repair patient should be ok for pregnancy. Some other surgeries....No. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have afibulauon after having open heart surgey 2 months ago?

Yes: Atrial fibrilation is a common occurance after open heart surgery, and may complicate as many as 30% of cases. Many of these resolve before hospital discharge, but if it persists will need treatment with blood thinners and rate control. At some point cardioversion (a shock given to resynchronize the heart) mat be considered. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my 3 month old son to recover from the ross open heart procedure?

How long will it take for my 3 month old son to recover from the ross open heart procedure?

Wow: Please stay close with your pediatric cardiologist and follow his instructions -- it may take 6 months to a year depending on the infant health in general. ...Read more

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How can I make people feel comfortable to open up their hearts?

How can I make people feel comfortable to open up their hearts?

Be genuine: No one wants to open up to someone who is rushing them. People need to know they can trust you before opening up. Be genuine. Be yourself. Be a good listener anklet them know you are there for whatever they need. They need to know you will not pass on their information and that you are interested in their problems and in helping...On their terms not yours. ...Read more

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Resources for 20 year old open heart patient?

Resources for 20 year old open heart patient?

Several : First i would start with your heart doctor but online there are many resources including webmd and others where you can find lots of information. Google this topic and see what comes up and make sure that these are approved sites that are backed by health organizations. ...Read more

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Open heart patient wanting to use weights, is it a good idea?

Open heart patient wanting to use weights, is it a good idea?

If: The scar has healed, and your heart output has not been affected by heart attacks, and if ok by your cardiologist, light weight lifting may be ok. ...Read more

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Still have an infected incision where i had open heart 4 years ago?

Still have an infected incision where i had open heart 4 years ago?

Be seen: You definitely need to see your surgeon or regular doctor. I would be mostly concerned about the wiring that sews the sternum back together causing a foreign body reaction. ...Read more

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