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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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Hole in the heart and open surgery? Will my baby have a chance of having it?

Hole in the heart and open surgery? Will my baby have a chance of having it?

Slight increased rsk: Heart defects generally occur at random & are influenced by multiple genes. They are not directly passed down. There is an increased general risk of some heart defect (not necessarily the same one) quoted as ~5% from parent to child. If both parents have some defect the risk would be higher.Genetic counseling with review of a family tree could provide u with specific risks. ...Read more

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What is open heart surgery?

What is open heart surgery?

Open heart: When the chest wall is surgically opened and heart is exposed and surgery performed on the heart or it's arteries we refer to this as "open heart surgery". ...Read more

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Why is open heart surgery necessary?

Why is open heart surgery necessary?

Last resort: Heart surgery is typically held in reserve for patients with problems that are life-threatening that cannot be fixed with medications or fixed with percutaneous procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. ...Read more

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Why would someone need open heart surgery?

Why would someone need open heart surgery?

Multiple reasons : The most common cause of heart disease resulting in cardiac surgery is either blocked coronary arteries or a problem with one of the heart valves. ...Read more

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What's it like to have open heart surgery?

What's it like to have open heart surgery?

Serious: Work up, includes blood samples x-rays, cardiac catheterizing through groin or arm if surgery appropriate! preop, prep, clipping, anesthesia, devices , lines catheters, open sternum, do the operation, dry up, cleanup, go to recovery icu, and wake up and cough, deep breathe, get out of bed, get devices remove and go home in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Why would a person need open heart surgery?

Why would a person need open heart surgery?

It's complicated: That's a very open ended question. Heart surgery is typically indicated when the risks of surgery are outweighed by the benefits. Lots of studies have been done for various conditions to determine when it is a good idea. Considerations like symptoms (eg, chest discomfort, trouble breathing), or risk of dying (eg, large aortic aneurysms, type a dissection) are factored into the decision. ...Read more

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What are the materials for open heart surgery?

What are the materials for open heart surgery?

Not sure: Well I am trying to answer questions that no one has answered., your question is difficult because i don't know what you mean by materials. The surgeon would use scalpels, suture material to sew up the wounds, and various other surgical instruments depending on the exact type of open heart surgery. Is that what you mean? ...Read more

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What causes the necessity of open heart surgery?

Surgical disease: Open heart surgery is needed for advanced severe coronary artery disease, valve disease, septal defects , aneurysms, and transplants. ...Read more

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What are the non-surgical alternatives to an open-heart bypass?

What are the non-surgical alternatives to an open-heart bypass?

Stenting: Coronary stent and/or angioplasty, if possible. Medical management, including beta-blockers and nitrates and/or ace inhibitors. There are also off-pump CABG for appropriate candidates as well as "minimally invasive" robot-assisted. ...Read more

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