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What Person Lived Longest After Open Heart Surgery
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
Yes.: For some people, having heart surgery is the best strategy for them to live a long life. A lot of factors go into how long you live after bypass surgery, but there are plenty of people walking around 20 years later. One key is to remain active and control things like smoking, blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to become concious after coronary bypass graft surgery(the surgery duration was 6 hours.Please give a range of time)?
It varies: It all depends how was the patient going into the surgery and how the surgery went. Usually if a healthy patient undergoes CABG surgery, he is ECT unarmed the same day and he/she is awake alert even before he/she is extubated. ...Read more
Varies: Some operations are more complex, tedious, and complications. Simple ones lead to speedy recovery in infants. They are pliable and quick to heal. ...Read more
Depends: Usually at least a few hours, although some times we can 'fast track' a patient and wake them up in the or. If the patient is in a more precarious medical situation from underlying medical problems or a difficult surgery, they will be kept sedated until they are stable and able to be safely extubated. ...Read more
It depends.: Bypass surgery helps to enhance blood flow to the heart muscle. It doesn't cure the disease. Prognosis depends on the extent of heart damage which may have occurred. It is vital that risk factors for progression of plaque buildup be controlled. Cessation of smoking is essential. Control of hypertension and cholesterol are important. Diabetics must achieve good control. Exercise is important too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on which part of the aorta was involoved, what was done, how old he is, what other conditions he has, how long ago it occurred, how much damage was done - just to name a few of the variables. ...Read more
Relatively quick: In general your renal arteries 'recover' right away, e.g. If you had renal hypertension due to stenosis it is resolved with the percutaneous revascularization. The recovery is for the groin access: most people stay overnight and restrict (some) activities for 1-2 weeks. A week is usually sufficient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely!: If somebody is diagnosed with coronary heart disease before any damage is done to the heart muscle, we now have the tools to provide a totally normal life in many such patients. By restoring blood flow, and then aggressively preventing this process from coming back (diet, exercise, quitting smoking and aggressive medications), the outlook is often excellent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are this many complications common after open heart surgery? My dad, 69 years old--overweight but no other health problems other than heart. 11 days ago had triple bypass, aortic valve replacement, and block for afib. Two hours after surgery needed anot
I : I am so sorry that your dad and your family are having to go through this. As you know, that is an extremely major surgery. Triple bypass with aortic valve replacement and procedure for atrial fibrillation is extremely extensive surgery. Factors that can affect the surgery and outcome include the condition of the patient prior to surgery, age, kidney function prior to surgery, and the condition of the heart prior to surgery. Keep an open line of communication with the doctor and nursing staff so that your family's questions can be answered to your satisfaction. I wish the best for your father. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normally: Most people return to a normal life afterward. ...Read more
Have eccentric aortic valve and 2 minor leaks.Had open heart surgery 15 yrs ago.Is it more dangerous for me to smoke marijuana than the average person?
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