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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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Dr. Ira Katz
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What is the definition or description of: cardiac surgery?

What is the definition or description of: cardiac surgery?

Heart surgery: Cardiac surgery is any surgery on the structures of the heart, including the main chambers, valves, and blood supply. ...Read more

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Where do you check to verify if cardiologistor vascular sergon has large or extensive experience in robotic cardiac surgery.?

Where do you check to verify if cardiologistor vascular sergon has  large or extensive  experience in robotic cardiac surgery.?

Robotic surgery: Ask the surgeon how many robotic cases he/she has done and how his robotic complication rates compare to his/her non-robotic complication rates. ...Read more

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My father who is of 75 years old have Hydrocele and he won't able to do a surgery as he had two cardiac surgery in past. Is there any way to cure it?

My father who is of 75 years old have Hydrocele and he won't able to do a surgery as he had two cardiac surgery in past. Is there any way to cure it?

Here are some...: Glad to see you father reaching high age. Unfortunately, aging comes along many unwanted illnesses which are not curable but manageable, Clinically, most of scrotal swelling from hydrocele requires no Rx as long as being okay mentally and physically. If needed to be treated but not suitable to be done under anesthesia, most of hydrocelectomy could be done under local anesthesia... More? Ask Doc.. ...Read more

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My mom on warfarin, and admitted to do a cardiac surgery.. They stop warfarin and replace it by heparin .. What is the reason for that?

My mom on warfarin, and admitted to do a cardiac surgery.. They stop warfarin and replace it by heparin .. What is the reason for that?

Heparin acts: in a different way on intrinsic pathway , can manipulate better during surgery and post surgery , then the doctors will switch back to warfarin by discharge time . ...Read more

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How long after cardiac bypass surgery should a patient expect to feel as well as prior to the surgery?

How long after cardiac bypass surgery should a patient expect to feel as well as prior to the surgery?

It varies : If the bypass was done after a heart attack it may take a lot longer to recover, whereas if it was an elective procedure then recovery may be possible in 4-6 weeks, especially if followed by good cardiac rehab program. ...Read more

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Tired of paying for lifestyle choices. What is typical weight of a patient who requires triple cardiac bypass surgery?

Tired of paying for lifestyle choices. What is typical weight of a patient who requires triple cardiac bypass surgery?

Variable: But getting heavier the last few years. We run out of table at about 500 pounds and that is a problem! we do still some normal sizes with other cause than obesity smokers hyperlipidemia diabetic bad history. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Person
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Cardiac Surgery (Definition)

Cardiac surgery is any surgery on the structures of the heart, including the main chambers, ...Read more