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Why does my heart flutter after I had a triple bypass?

Why does my heart flutter after I had a triple bypass?

Common: It may feel like fluttering since heart sac disrupted. It may really have flutter or atrial fibrillation or pvcs or other arrhythmias after heart surgery. About 1/3 of patients do and most get over it by 6 week followup. ...Read more

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Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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Is there a risk in flying after you have had a triple bypass heart surgery?

Is there a risk in flying after you have had a triple bypass heart surgery?

Depends: Immediately should be with care. After a month or so, same as most flyers, presuming all checkups are on target! ...Read more

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How can someone who has had a triple bypass surgery still die of a heart attack?

How can someone who has had a triple bypass surgery still die of a heart attack?

Secondary prevention: By 10 years after bypass, there is a 50% risk of having experienced closure of one or more vein grafts . Bypass is not a cure. Atherosclerosis is an ongoing problem and requires lifelong treatment of risk factors. ...Read more

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I had a triple bypass heart operation three years ago and have been on medication since then. Of late I am not able to perform during sex. I am 60 yrs?

I had a triple bypass heart operation three years ago and have been on medication since then. Of late I am not able to perform during sex. I am 60 yrs?

Cabg: When was your last cardiac evaluation? Even if asymptomatic - you have documented heart disease and should have an imaging stress test every 2 years. Earlier if you develop symptoms such as CP, Shortness of breath, fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance, diaphoresis, etc. See your cardiologist. ...Read more

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HDL is 67. Lab has flagged it as too high? (65 as max). LDL is 116. Tri is 86. Total is 201. My father had a triple bypass at 52 and heart diseases started for him by 35 so I want to be proactive-how?

HDL is 67. Lab has flagged it as too high? (65 as max). LDL is 116. Tri is 86. Total is 201. My father had a triple bypass at 52 and heart diseases started for him by 35 so I want to be proactive-how?

Not too High: HDL is the protective, 'good' cholesterol. It is not "too high' at 67. It is just higher than the average in other humans. The more HDL the better for protection. It very well may be that you do not have the same Cholesterol gene as your father. ...Read more

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After having a triple bypass, what causes the heart rate to not stabilize?

After having a triple bypass, what causes the heart rate to not stabilize?

Several: Irritable focus from scar from heart attack, persistent ischemic area, chemical imbalances are some. Usually 25-30% irregular for a month or so then steady out. Several meds are used to control speed and irregularity in the post op period. ...Read more

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How many years survival after triple bypass heart surgery?

How many years survival after triple bypass heart surgery?

Variable: Depends on age, left ventricle, other risks etc. Depends on conduits- internal mammary grafts. The point is that most do well and for along time. I have patients at 30 years. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from triple bypass heart surgery?

Weeks to Months: You will be home usually within a week but rehabilitation is a big part of recovery and it will take several more weeks before you feel 100%. The sternotomy will be sore until it fully heals. In addition, if you had a vein harvest from the legs, it takes several weeks for these wounds to heal. Overall it takes a month or two before you feel fully recovered. ...Read more

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