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Why could smoking be harmful after heart bypass?

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 more

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Will smoking after heart bypass harm me?

Will smoking after heart bypass harm me?

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 more

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Double heart bypass and on dialysis and is smoking again. Since dying, why not?

Double heart bypass and on dialysis and is smoking again. Since dying, why  not?

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

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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

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 more

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Could smoking cause heart disease?

Could smoking cause heart disease?

ABSOLUTELY: Smoking is the worst, most avoidable cause of heart disease working at endothelial level (inside the arteries) to create damage. Other risk factors for heart disease are genetics (can't do anything for that) , hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Please quit! and is the best thing you can do for your health. There is no argument about it! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could smoking cause heart disease?

Please tell me, could smoking cause heart disease?

Yes: Smoking is probably the main preventable cause of arteriosclerosis in the western world, and is becoming more significant in the developing world as well, since cigarette companies are targetting developing nations. Elevated cholesterol (esp ldl), diabetes, hypertension and heredity are the other main risk factors. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a person have a hole left in heart after bypass sugery?

It could be possible that a person have a hole left in heart after bypass sugery?

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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Could you tell me what guarantee does a heart bypass procedure give to a stricken heart patient?

Could you tell me what guarantee does a heart bypass procedure give to a stricken heart patient?

CABG: No surgeon in his right mind would guarantee a surgical result to a patient. In general coronary bypass patients have over a 90% chance of signficant improvement of their symptoms. In some situations that number won't be realistic and the patient is generally made to understand what they can hope for. ...Read more

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Could doing smoking be recognised from a heart test?

Could doing smoking be recognised from a heart test?

If you are : Talking about cigarets smoking the only possible test is co(carbon monoxide)levels on the arterial blood sample. It will be high. The stress test, echo, and cardiac cath will show the results of coronary artery disease by smoking. ...Read more

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