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Why Could Smoking Be Harmful After Heart Bypass
Many reasons: Healing after surgery is markedly impaired by smoking, which constricts the blood vessels that supply us with oxygen and nutrients. Heart bypass is done because of arteriosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries, " so when you keep smoking, the new vessels in your heart begin the same process of narrowing down until they don't carry blood, resulting in new heart attacks.Also damages lungs&rest of u. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
Yes knock it off: If the scar on the front of your chest doesnt convince you to stop smoking nothing will. Smoking will continue to damage your heart arteries and will also prematurely cause your grafts to fail. Never mind the ongoing risk of lung cancer, stroke, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking cigaretts after open heart sergary my friend had triple bypass open heart segary a year ago. He has continued to smoke 4-6 cigaretts a day. Recently he has been complaing of sever chest pains (similar to pains he experience with heart attach) inab
Whats your ??: If you are asking whether smoking 4-6 cigarettes/d increases his chance of another heart attack or blockage of his bypasses or stents, yes it will (altho not as much as 20 cigs/d). If you are asking what you can do about it, the answer is not much, other than expressing your concern and caring for your friend. Nagging doesnt help, and often makes it worse, because he will avoid you (and others). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indeed: If you are a competent adult you have exclusive homestead rights over your body. If you decide to continue to harm yourself, in full realiazation that doing so may hasten your demise, then it's on you. This is a charged question, bordering on assisted suicide concerns. Your doctor can rightfully disagree with you, & should, but ultimately it's your life - your decision. ...Read more
CABG: If you didn't have a hole in your heart before the surgery, you shouldn't have one afterwards. Having said that, if you had a small atrial septal defect through life and had to have CABG surgery late in life, closing the defect might not be appropriate if its not been causing a problem all your life. ...Read more
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I've been having some heart problems after smoking pot,heart palpitations and sometimes feeling as if my throught was closing up, what could it be?
Merits attention!: Tightening of the throat can be one of the most serious symptoms of an allergic reaction; it is usually treated with an injection of epinephrine to quickly halt the reaction. Patients must be observed for some time after treatment if the offending substance has been invested because the symptoms could recur. Palpitations merit EKG monitoring to determine the significance. Go to a doctor now. ...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
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