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Doctor insights on: The Cabbage Soup Diet For Pre Heart Surgery

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Dr. Arthur Heller
2,585 Doctors shared insights

Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I need the heart diet? Is when your going to get open heart surgery and need to lose weight fast.

I need the heart diet? Is when your going to get open heart surgery and need to lose weight fast.

Sensible calories: There is no special cardiac diet for rapid weight loss. I would recommend watching calorie intake with a balanced diet. Rapid wight loss can be harmful. ...Read more

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Who does an open heart surgery?

Who does an open heart surgery?

Heart surgeons: Heart surgeons are medical doctors who have completed 4 years of medical school, 5 years of general surgery residency, and 2-3 years of cardiothoracic residency.
Don't let anyone else operate on you. ...Read more

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Who performed the first open heart surgery?

Who performed the first open heart surgery?

Not enough info: Open heart surgery may simply refer to an exposed heart in the chest. The surgery itself may be as simple as a biopsy or as complicated as a vessel bypass with valve replacement and aneurysm repair. You may also be referring to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass which allows surgeons to stop the heart and essentially pumps blood to the other vital organs while the heart is repaired. ...Read more

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How likely is dying from open heart surgery?

How likely is dying from open heart surgery?

Heart surgery: It depends on the type of heart surgery, the condition of the patient and the skill/results of the surgical team and support staff. In really first rate places the overall mortality across procedures can be 1% or less, tho some will have much higher and some almost none. ...Read more

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Open heart surgery--success rate if ebstein's?

Open heart surgery--success rate if ebstein's?

Depends: Ebstein's anomaly may require surgery, but as with most procedures, varies with the surgeon and institution. It is almost totally a function of volume of cases done. So look for teams with published experience since a quoted rate may not apply to the institution you're looking at for help. It's the "your mileage may vary" disclaimer. ...Read more

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Has anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

Has anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

Yes: Certain defects, such as transposition of the great arteries, tetralogy of fallot, coarctation, hypoplastic left heart, tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia, truncus arteriosus, large ventricular septal defects, and totally anomalous pulmonary venous return, among others, require heart surgery as an infant for survival. Results are generally very good. ...Read more

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Have anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

Have anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

Yes: Some severe forms of severe congenital heart disease are not compatible with life without surgical repair, so in some cases emergency surgery in the newborn period is unavoidable. Contrary to what you might guess, infants can recover from surgery very rapidly, usually much faster than adults. ...Read more

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When was the first open heart surgery performed?

When was the first open heart surgery performed?

Definition?: Surgery for trauma on beating hearts successful in Europe in 1890's. Multiple types of surgeries on beating heart done over next 60 years in multiple places including US. First surgery using bypass for bloodless fiels done at University of Minnesota in 1952, and started massive expansion in surgical approaches and abilities that has continued into present day. ...Read more

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What is recovery time like for open heart surgery?

What is recovery time like for open heart surgery?

A few months...: It will take some time before you can get back to doing everything that you were doing before surgery. If you have the sternum cut for the surgery, the longest recovery time is for the bone to heal. For the first month we recommend no heavy lifting more than about 10 pounds. No driving. For the second month you can lift up to 25 pounds and drive. By the third month you can go skydiving. ...Read more

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What person lived longest after open heart surgery?

What person lived longest after open heart surgery?

Non likely known: Well one of my patients had the surgery in 1972 so that's about forty years. She is doing fine so maybe she will be #1 someday but I doubt if anyone knows. I'm sure someone can beat 40 years. ...Read more

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What are common complications of open heart surgery?

What are common complications of open heart surgery?

Complications heart: Potential complications of heart surgery include but are not limited to bleeding, infection both of the surgical site and elsewhere, pulmonary embolism, stroke, and heart rhythm disturbances. Death is also a potential complication but fortunately is not common. ...Read more

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Who is the oldest person to ever have open heart surgery?

Who is the oldest person to ever have open heart surgery?

Not sure: I am not sure about the oldest person, but we have operated on 90+ year-old patients. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need an open heart surgery?

Not too common: Thankfully not too common -- there is proper evaluation beforehand to see if heart surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: open heart surgery?

What is the definition or description of: open heart surgery?

Open surgery: Not an easy answer. Open heart surgery describes surgical intervention under direct vision involving entering a heart chamber or coronary artery. Percutaneous interventions do not fall under this category. ...Read more

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What are the disease leading to needing an open heart surgery?

What are the disease leading to needing an open heart surgery?

Open heart surgery: This can be any disease process requiring access to the heart or central blood vessels for fixing. Coronary artery disease - bypass surgery, valvular narrowing or leaking - valve replacement., closing of abnormal holes between chambers -vsd or asd, correction of congenital abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are the risks involved with minimally invasive heart surgery?

What are the risks involved with minimally invasive heart surgery?

Similar to standard: For most minimally invasive heart surgery the main difference is the means to access the surgical site. Though less trauma may be needed, the actual surgical procedure itself will be similar and therefore have comparative risk to an "open" case. ...Read more

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What is the heart surgery that heroin addicts usually end up needing?

What is the heart surgery that heroin addicts usually end up needing?

Valve teplacement: IV drug use can introduce bacteria into the blood stream, which can destroy the heart valve or make them not function well. The valves can sometimes be repaired, but often have to be replaced. If the IV drug use continues, the risk of recurrent infection is very high. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having open heart surgery soon, what to expect?

Depends: Depends on what's wrong with your heart, what kind of surgery is planned, and what other medical issues you have. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the purposes, indications, and contraindications of open heart surgery?

Can you please tell me the purposes, indications, and contraindications of open heart surgery?

Fix a problem: Congenital
valvular
coronary

some are treated medically, and others require heart surgery with heart lung machine to allow repair. ...Read more

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How to find open heart surgery doctors?

How to find open heart surgery doctors?

Family doc: Your family doctor is your best advocate. He/she will know the best people in your area and have a history of other patients referred. Moreover, open heart surgery doctors are not primary care doctors - no one goes to them for first line treatment. They see patients only on referral. ...Read more

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How do doctors perform open heart surgery?

How do doctors perform open heart surgery?

Bypass: Blood returning to the heart is diverted and run through a machine that performs the function of the lungs (add oxygen to the blood) and then the blood is directed back to the arterial side of the circulation. So the blood bypasses the heart. This is necessary for operations such as replacing a valve. As the blood is not passing through the heart, the heart can be stopped during the surgery. ...Read more

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Can echocardiography determine whether heart surgery is needed?

Can echocardiography determine whether heart surgery is needed?

Heart surgery: The decision to perform heart surgery is typically based on several factors depending upon the heart problem. An echocardiogram can be helpful in making a diagnosis but would not be the only procedure necessarily done to determine a need for a heart operation. ...Read more

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What are the consequences after an open heart surgery on a patient?

What are the consequences after an open heart surgery on a patient?

It depends: Hopefully improvement in symptoms. If the surgery is for coronary disease and chest pain, doing away with the pain. If it is for a leaking or too tight valve, improvement in things like fatigue and shortness of breath. There of course can be bad consequences such as rhythm problems, kidney failure, anemia, fluid around the lung, pain in the incision, stroke, and even death. ...Read more

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Why are post open heart surgery patients strict I&O and daily weights?

Why are post open heart surgery patients strict I&O and daily weights?

Edema: Because of swelling and edema -- so we are trying to monitor the volume by weight and urine output ...Read more

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What is open heart surgery like for an infant or a toddler?

Depends: This depends on the heart lesion. Many forms of heart disease are now treated successfully with surgery. In those cases, the open heart surgery is very well tolerated with the child being home in 1-2 weeks and recovering well. If the heart lesion is very complicated, then the experience can be different. Please discuss this with your child's cardiologist to learn their specific issues. ...Read more

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Could having heart palpitations lead to any type of heart surgery?

Could having heart palpitations lead to any type of heart surgery?

Yes: Combinations of fast or slow pulse which is felt as palpitations may require medications and sometimes pacemakers or devices.
If underlying coronary or valve disease identified then medical or surgical therapy may be indicated. ...Read more

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I have endocarditis caused by aspergillus, is heart surgery necessary?

I have endocarditis caused by aspergillus, is heart surgery necessary?

Usually: Aspergillus endocarditis is generally fatal without a combination of surgery and antifungal therapy. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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Heart Surgery (Definition)

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