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What Are The Risks And The Recovery Period For A Carotid Subclavian Bypass
Safe procedure: This is generally a safe procedure in most patients. There are risks to injury to nerves, including nerves to the diaphragm, tongue, and voice box. There is a risk of injury to the thoracic duct, a major lymphatic vessel that can be close to the subclavian artery. Overall, these risks are low. Most people recover easily within 24 hours and go home the next day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise, monitoring: With vascular disease your best long term result is to quit nicotine, exercise, take your vascular medications, go in for routine vascular monitoring (ultrasound of your graft and other arteries with plaque). Graft patency is enhanced with vascular medications and monitoring. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
High blood sugar over long time means tha diabetes is not properly controlled and it will show as high aic levels.Patient with poor diabetses control are at risk of getting micro and macrovascular complications
retinopathy and blndness
kidney failure and dialysis
coronary artery disease
peripheral vascular disease
diabetic neuropathy pain in lower exteremities
impotence in men erectile dysfunctio. ...Read more
Risks of headphones:
Damage to hearing depends on duration, even reasonable volumes can damage delicate hair cells in the inner ear. Also, consider the social isolation that occurs with prolonged use of headphones. Moderation in duration and volume www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000495.htm
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/hearing-problems/Pages/tips-to-protect-hearing.aspx ...Read more
Major surgery: A hysterctomy, by any method, is major surgery with all the risks and complications such as bleeding, infection, injury to bowel bladder or ureters, as well as anesthesia complications.It is not something that surgeons do without a good indication(reason).If your periods are abnormal, surgery may or may not be recommended by your md so please have him/her evaluate you. ...Read more
Energy drinks: Energy drinks contain a mixture of compounds, of which caffeine, guarana, and herbal supplements such as ginkgo and ginseng are major components. Jones et 2006 report a series of four patients who had discrete seizures on multiple occasions, following heavy consumption of energy drinks. Once the patients were abstinent from the energy drinks, no recurrent seizures were reported. Moderation please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy and STI: While your fertile period is usually closer to 14 days prior to your period, you could still risk pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted infections including HIV, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, HPV, herpes... Just to name some of them! I recommend contraception if you are not trying to conceive as well as using a condom and choosing your partners wisely. You may want to consider being tested for STIs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bypass: The risks of an infection after triple bypass relate to the general surgical risks of infection. There is definite risk which is why we go to great lengths intra and perioperatively to prevent surgical infections. Most facilities have a creditably low incidence of perioperative infections, it is almost unheard of presently for the infection risk to be zero however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on what vessel?
an unbypassed native artery
whatever is thought to be instrumental to the angina symptom
how long since the bypasses?
If the bypases are open and generally perfusing the major coronaries the risk should be quite low.
If not, the usual risks of dissecting, clotting, embolizing a vessel or graft are there.
The general list is;
bleeding, recurrence, stroke. ...Read more
Complications: The worst complication is a leak which occurs 3% of the time nationwide (but about .5% of the time if you go a very experienced surgeon). Bleeding, infection, bowel obstruction, anesthesia complications are others, and these typically occur at 1% or less of the time. It is a safe operation, but go to someone that has done thousands of them. For example, my group has done over 5000. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Coronary blockage- bypass and generally improved prognosis are the general results
risks of procedures are being reduced all the time.
But patients are older and bring more intrinsic personal risks.
Risks are dying, bleeding, infection, stroke, recurrence. Over all about 2%. ...Read more
Multiple: Multiple but manageable. The surgical risks are bleeding, infection, heart attack, stroke, and death. All are relatively low. The post surgical issues are graft closure, infection, limb loss, and death. This is not a comprehensive list. Talk to you doctor or vascular surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more
Complicated: A doctor that knows your mother well can advise on whether a carotid stenosis needs to be fixed based on symptoms and severity of stenosis. The choice of surgical endarterectomy versus stenting can be discussed at that time. Results are similar with both methods. She should make sure her insurance carrier will pay for a carotid stent procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the risks of eecp for hypertensive and diabetic 68 years old male? Is it a good alternative for heart bypass surgery?
What are the risks and benefits of stenting diseased blood vessels / heart bypass surgery / heart transplant / artificial heart valve transplant?
Way too complex: This question is way too complex for a short text Q&A. Individual patient information is needed to really discuss risks and benefits. This discussion needs to be with a live cardiologist and/or cardiac surgeon. ...Read more