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Side Effects After Open Heart Surgery
Bioxsine serum is it good and does it have any side effects? Can a person who recently had an open heart surgery use it too?
Nobody really knows: There are thousands of supplements and "serums" advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements or "serums" have real research studies to show benefits and prove safety (their manufacturers and sellers make claims based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not based on real research). Real research is hard to do well, and is expensive. Read more
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
What to do if I have sharp pain around my arm pit left side of my brest bone after open heart surgery. Please help.?
Not from heart: If you had a coronary bypass then the sharp pains to the left of the sternum may be due to the harvesting of the Internal mammary artery which requires cutting the pleura on either side of it. The pleura is highly innervated and cutting the sensory nerves produces a numbness over the left chest for many patients and then "pleuritic " pain as the nerves grow back. See your Surgeon if worried though Read more
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Small red veins at the sides of my 15 month olds eyeballs are often visable. Can the fact that he had open heart surgery at 1 week have anything to do?
Without seeing these: Vessels, it is difficult to comment. Try taking a picture of them and show to your pediatrician. If they are quite dilated, then consider a pediatric ophthalmology visit. Read more
I am 44 yrs old and fit. I had open heart surgery three years ago for a heart defect. (A hole in my heart and two of my veins from my lungs were going into the rt side instead of left of my heart) I am a personal trainer and exercise a lot but can no lo
Congenital Heart: Your question ran out of space;however residual or recurrent symptoms often are present and need appropriate assessment and management- so its imperative you seek consultative input to help you. Read more
I had an open heart surgery 5 weeks ago. I still have problems with numbness on both my pinky fingers and down the left side of my left leg. I have asked my surgeon and my cardiologist and got the same answers. Whatshould I do?
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I recently had open heart surgery to correct endocarditis effects. Now I am suffering from chest pain and cold sweats during exercise. Is this normal?
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
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
It varies: If indeed it is sundowning, and not something else (medications, hypoxias, infections, metabolic, etc), it should improve within days as the brain recovers and a more normal routine is instituted. Sometimes, recovery is not complete until the patient is home amidst more familiar surroundings. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stages: "full" recovery takes months. But I typically think of this in stages. The child is usually hospitalized ~10-14 days. Then the major portion of the recovery is complete by ~2 months (i.e. Home for ~6-8 weeks). But it will take another few months for the sternum to completely heal, etc. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many reasons: There are many reasons why arteries are closed after coronary artery surgery. Remember that surgery "bypasses" and does not remove blockages. Most importantly surgery does not chnage the medical problems which caused the blockages (such as cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle) and unless these are addressed the arteries will continue to close. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Well cleaned preop
excellent prophylactic antibiotics given on time
careful prep of skin
excellent surgical technique and tissue handling and careful closure
Ŕll are standard practices but there is still an incidence if infection:
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Blood clot in vein?!: This is not a common symptom following heart surgery. Of course, anyone can have any symptom, especially if you have been in bed and not using your muscles in one part of the body and they have atrophied. But one thing to rule out is dvt, i.e. Blood clot in veins of the legs. This is not uncommon in people following major surgery, cardiac included, due to inactivity and stasis of blood in the veins. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer