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Whats Harder Brain Surgery For 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
My sister son 5 month older , and doing their heart surgery heart is off and problems on brain due to lack oxygen. So what are we doing now?
80yr.Has a cerebrovascular event in the early perioperative stage of an open heart surgery operation. Abort operation or go on ? The surgeon choose not to abort the operation to assess for the severity of injuries to the brain. The outcome of the operatio
I : I do not believe any physician reviewing this comment will be able to appreciate the condition of this patient going into surgery to assess the risk factors, rationale and options for treatment. I doubt that the surgeon would have known the patient was having a stroke during the cardiac procedure. It is not the usual practice of monitoring brain activity during cardiopulmonary bypass. Clearly there was significant cardiac problems, if indeed this patient required two valve repair/replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting and thromboendarterectomy. The fact that the patient suffered multiorgan system failure (as you suggest with the comment that there was "sustained irreversible vital organs damage"), suggests that the pump time was perhaps longer than usual, but understanding also that the organs of an 80 year old patient are fragile to start with. The finding of bilateral strokes on post-op day 3 would be consistent with events that occurred during or shortly after surgery, but likely not known during surgery. So unless there were other indications for the surgeon to abort, then continuing with the operation was understandable. I suggest you make an appointment with the surgeon to discuss your concerns and questions personally, to iron out any confusion or misunderstandings that exist and to bring closure to this case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am worried about cancer due to radiation because I have had 4 brain CT scans in a year.Plus a heart CT before brain surgery.Plus 3 contrast dyes.
My heart started racing hard and fast out of no where. I had heart surgery when i was a baby, in 1999 ?
Paroxysmal tachycard: You should let your doctor know this happened. It is worth checking into given your history. ...Read more
I'm a 57-year-old man who had an open-heart surgery in 2008. 2 weeks ago, a stony-hard mass appeared at the site of the operation. What can it be?
He had heart surgery 12/15/10. For six months been dealing with painful swollen feet. And now his hands. He has a hard time hearing as well. ?
Swelling,deaf: This is concerning and needs thorough evaluation ASAP to assess both issues. ...Read more
I had brain surgery in 2009. Multiple seizures following but that ended by 2010. But I still have a hard time swallowing.
Dysphagia: Seizures are not unusual after brain surgery or damage and thankfully you are doing well. As for the swallowing problem, your neurosurgeon is best qualified to advise you whether it's related to the brain surgery. A speech pathologist can evaluate and treat you for the dysphagia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Cool the heart: Hypothermia is used to cool the heart while on a blood bypass machine. Cooling the heart results in less oxygen use by the heart muscle while the heart is receiving less blood and less oxygen during the bypass surgery itself. The cooling also helps to slow the heartbeat making surgery on the heart vessels easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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