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Why do patients often develop tracheomalacia after cardiac surgery?

Why do patients often develop tracheomalacia after cardiac surgery?

Very rare: Patients do not often develop tracheomalacia after heart surgery. It is very rare for that to happen. When it does occur it is related to prolonged need for a ventilator and a breathing tube that is inverted prior to surgery. Usualy that tube is removed immediately after surgery of 4-6 hours later. If it is needed for more than 10-14 days then a tracheostomy is done to prevent such problems. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop gallstones later on after surgery. How can this be prevented?

Gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop gallstones later on after surgery. How can this be prevented?

Cholecystectomy: Having your gallbladder removed can possibly decrease the incidence, but you can still develop gallstones in the bile ducts. Medication and diet adjustment can also help. Discuss this with your physician prior to gastric bypass. ...Read more

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Why do people often die after a hip fracture?

Why do people often die after a hip fracture?

Depends: Because they are usually already old and frail - that is why they got the fracture in the first place. Young people with hip fractures as a result of injury usually do fine unless they have a lot of other serious injuries. ...Read more

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Why do people die sometimes in heart surgery?

Extrememly rare: It's exceedingly rare to die in heart surgery. When it occurs, it's usually because there were complicating factors going in such as severe underlying lung disease and/or generalized atherosclerosis with previous stroke, and/or overall poor health and advanced age. The malnourished or extremely obese, and/or diabetic person with poor kidney function & a weak, damaged heart is at increased risk. ...Read more

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How do patients tolerate laryngeal medicalization when in surgery?

How do patients tolerate laryngeal medicalization when in surgery?

Medialization?: If you meant medialization, should be well-tolerated and effective for unilateral vocal cord paralysis. Nerve reinnervation would be another option to discuss with your doctor especially for younger patients (. ...Read more

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Why do some patients undergo heart bypass?

Why do some patients undergo heart bypass?

Stop angina: Why is:the pain is due to poor circulation to, the heart muscle causing angina pectoris or heart attack. Bypass brings blood past the blockages and feeds the heart muscle cells. ...Read more

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Why do patients get abdominal infections after the whipple procedure?

Why do patients get abdominal infections after the whipple procedure?

Leak from pancreas: Intra-abdominal infections after a whipple are most often due to a pancreatic leak. This operation involves creating 3 new connections to the bowel, and of these, the pancreatic connection is the most likely to leak. Studies show that leak rates can be as high as 30%. The fluid leaks out, forming an abscess, and causing fever and pain. Most patients can be treated with a drain and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it common to develop heart problems after having lung surgery for cancer?

Is it common to develop heart problems after having lung surgery for cancer?

Somewhat: Heart arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation (a-fib) may occur in up to 10-15% of patients after lung surgery. To prevent a-fib, you doctor may give you magnesium and potassium after surgery to replace your electrolytes. Also, if you were on a beta-blocker medication prior to surgery, those will be restarted. If not, your doctor may temporarily place you on a beta or calcium channel blocker. ...Read more

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How often do people have normal babies after general anesthetic in pregnancy ?

How often do people have normal  babies after general anesthetic in pregnancy ?

All the time!: Women need surgery for many reasons during pregnancy, such as appendicitis. Your anesthesiologist will choose the safest medications for each patient, taking into account the type of surgery and how far along the pregnancy is. If necessary, the mother and fetus will be monitored after surgery to watch for any signs of early labor. Safe delivery of a healthy baby is the norm. ...Read more

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What do doctors do when a patient suffers arrest during surgery ?

What do doctors do when a patient suffers arrest during surgery
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Extremely rare: Fortunately this is extremely rare. But we sometimes see this with trauma patients, (gunshots) who present in critical condition. We do exactly what we would do for non-surgical patients.-- we start cpr, and the anesthesiologist gives emergency drugs , blood or fluids needed. We close the patient as soon as safe to do so with the intention of bringing back to or once stable (24 hours?). ...Read more

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Is it unusual for elderly patients to completely lose their appetite after lung cancer surgery?

Is it unusual for elderly patients to completely lose their appetite after lung cancer surgery?

No: Surgery may temporarily cause anorexia as the body uses all resources to heal. This may cut appetite. The key is to fine foods that the patient really likes. In extreme cases your doctor can prescribe medication to boost appetite. Adequate nutrition is key for complete healing after surgery. ...Read more

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Why would seroma develop after open heart surgery?

Why would seroma develop after open heart surgery?

Where?: Any incision may have some bleeding- -and a hematoma may develop. This can become a seroma over time as the blood is resorbed. Or some lymphatic s are disrupted and fluid escapes into tissue. Tissue juices and serum can remain in a wound as well. Most are temporary. All are resolvable . See the surgeon. ...Read more

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If we have an elderly patient with cholecystitis accompanied with fever for 7days ago so can we do laproscopical surgery or never ?

If we have an elderly patient with cholecystitis accompanied with fever for 7days ago so can we do laproscopical surgery or never ?

Do it: If the patient has a fever coming from the gall bladder, it has to come out. The procedure can be started with a scope and be converted to an open procedure if needed. ...Read more

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When does surgery have to be done for valvular aortic stenosis ?

When does surgery have to be done for valvular aortic stenosis ?

Many factors: The most important factor is, are you symptomatic? If you have any symptoms, surgical intervention is recommended. 50% of patients who develop symptoms from as will not survive more than 2 years. Other parameters to look at are the mean gradient > 40 , velocity > 4 m/s, and aortic valve area <1 cm2. If any of these are met, you should consider surgery. ...Read more

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Do most people that have broken heart syndrome experience intermittent chest pain even after recovery is complete?What's the diff.Between strep/mono?

Do most people that have broken heart syndrome experience intermittent chest pain even after recovery is complete?What's the diff.Between strep/mono?

Broken Heart Syndrom: When you suffer from this syndrome you release the stress hormone cortisol which can put extra pressure on your heart. Be careful however to check with your cardiologist as your chest pain could be due to other cardiovascular concerns. Your broken heart needs to grieve so confide in those close to you and share your sadness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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