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Stroke After Cardiac Surgery Waking Up
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Heart surgery: Cardiac surgery is any surgery on the structures of the heart, including the main chambers, valves, and blood supply. ...Read more
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Very rare: Patients do not often develop tracheomalacia after heart surgery. It is very rare for that to happen. When it does occur it is related to prolonged need for a ventilator and a breathing tube that is inverted prior to surgery. Usualy that tube is removed immediately after surgery of 4-6 hours later. If it is needed for more than 10-14 days then a tracheostomy is done to prevent such problems. ...Read more
Heart surgery: Not sure we know who really did that. The heart lung machine was first used by Dr. John Gibbon starting modern cardiac surgery. ...Read more
Where do you check to verify if cardiologistor vascular sergon has large or extensive experience in robotic cardiac surgery.?
Robotic surgery: Ask the surgeon how many robotic cases he/she has done and how his robotic complication rates compare to his/her non-robotic complication rates. ...Read more
My father who is of 75 years old have Hydrocele and he won't able to do a surgery as he had two cardiac surgery in past. Is there any way to cure it?
Here are some...: Glad to see you father reaching high age. Unfortunately, aging comes along many unwanted illnesses which are not curable but manageable, Clinically, most of scrotal swelling from hydrocele requires no Rx as long as being okay mentally and physically. If needed to be treated but not suitable to be done under anesthesia, most of hydrocelectomy could be done under local anesthesia... More? Ask Doc.. ...Read more
My mom on warfarin, and admitted to do a cardiac surgery. They stop warfarin and replace it by heparin. What is the reason for that?
My dad is suffering from a rash all over his body since December 2016 with occasional angioedema, he has diabetes and a history of cardiac surgery. So?
Will an echocardiogram detect coronary artery disease even if it does not show any valve problems? My husband is 75, has been smoking (not a heavy smoker) for 50 years, has had a mild stroke and surgery on a carotid artery. His echocardiogram was pronoun
Could having surgery help my father wake up after having a stroke and being in a coma for 2 weeks?
No: As hard as it is to accept, if, two weeks after a stroke, someone is "comatose", the likelihood of that individual recovering any meaningful higher brain function is vanishingly small. You should meet with your doctors and discuss the options, including withdrawal of support and letting nature take its course. ...Read more
Yes, but: Only with an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at an academic institution. .. ...Read more
Carotid receptors: Patients may develop cardia arrest from any kind of surgery. Regarding to solar surgery (tonsillectomy) since anatomically are located close to carotids, it may cause mechanical pressure on carotid receptors and cause bradycardia and possibly arrest. It's not very common anyway... ...Read more
Cardiac arrest: Cardiac arrest related to tonsil surgery is the same as cardiac arrest from any anesthetic procedure. There are multiple possible causes but usually hypoxia or a toxic effect of the anesthetic are involved and often an underlying known or unsuspected cardiac problem. It is a complex problem and fortunately uncommon. ...Read more
It is rare: Unless it is cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass. If you have peripheral vascular disease or audible bruit of your carotid artery, you should get a duplex ultrasound to assess possibility of a plaque. If you don't have this, chances of a stroke during surgery and general anesthesia is low. ...Read more