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Why Is Hypothermia Used During Open Heart Surgery
Cool the heart: Hypothermia is used to cool the heart while on a blood bypass machine. Cooling the heart results in less oxygen use by the heart muscle while the heart is receiving less blood and less oxygen during the bypass surgery itself. The cooling also helps to slow the heartbeat making surgery on the heart vessels easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Open intervention on the heart to correct congenital cardiac anomalies, repair replace heart valves, ascending aortic dissection repair, coronary bypass, heart transplant, surgical removal of heart tumors, ventricular assist devices, cox maze procedures to cure atrial fibrillation, repair of trauma to the heart. Repair of iatrogenic injuries to heart, heart-lung ...Read more
Cardiopulmonary : Cardiopulmonary bypass machine supports the patient. Tubes- cannulae are placed in the veins to drain by gravity the blood to an oxygenator receptacle, the blood is oxygenated, and pumped through another cannula system to the arterial circulation., the are multiple kinds, and sizes of these tubes! we can place them in any big artery or vein to get the flow we need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During an open heart surgery, does the heart stop before they put the heart lung machine or they put it while the heart is beating?
Bypass: The heart is stopped and the blood returning to the heart is instead diverted to the pump oxygenator, a machine that adds oxygen to the blood which is then pumped back into the aorta. So the surgery can be done with the heart stopped and with the blood bypassing the heart chambers. After the surgery on the heart is completed, the blood is directed back through the heart and lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After 9 days AVR Surgery if left bundle branch of heart is found blocked, then is it advisable to have pacemaker. EF is 50%. Heart rate is 70. Age 58.
What does "pulmonary embolectomy with cardiac arrest and ROSC", mean? They did use CPB during procedure
Complicated.: Here is the breakdown. There was a blood clot in the lungs that was removed surgically. During the procedure, the heart stopped. With CPR, the heart restarted and starting pumping normally (ROSC = return on spontaneous circulation). The use of CPB (cardiopulmonary bypass) is not indicated in a situation like this. Hope this helped. ...Read more
Hi is it normal to use asprin for 2 years after asd open heart surgery because i read it that 6 months are enough in an asd surgery to use aspirin 100
ASD closure successf: If your ASD was successfully closed as confirmed by post op echo and you are in sinus rhythm then aspirin is probably no longer necessary, but if there is still leakage or abnormal rythms or cardiac architecture, aspirin may not be a bad idea. Aspirin has been shown to have other benefits especially in people over 40 so you should discuss discontinuation with your cardiologist. ...Read more
After cardiac resuscitation during surgery, is it viable/possible to resume anesthetics? (Propofol/Remifentanil)
It varies: Coronary bypass 1-3% is range this is 80 % of many practices aortic valve 3-5 % mitral valve slightly higher congenital heart has many variables! the society for thoracic surgeons has a database to enter some of the patient variables to get a reasonably accurate %. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Traditionally, this involved an incision throught the length of the sternum(breastbone). Newer techniques can be used, robotic bypass surgery, which use several smaller incisions. The cost is about $8, 000 more but this also results in a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery, and perhaps better overall results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's complicated.: Hair loss can happen for a number of reasons, lots of them unrelated to surgery. However, the stress and trauma of surgery, as well as medications to treat heart problems or blood pressure, or anemia after surgery can contribute. You should see a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart stopping: During open heart surgery the heart is usually stopped so that the surgeons can attach the bypass grafts to the heart, or to repair or replace a valve. They can stop the heart because the patient is placed on a bypass machine to keep the blood pumping while the surgeons work on the heart. There are now some techniques now that will allow surgeons to perform surgery without stopping the heart. ...Read more
During heart transplant surgery. How is blood flow kept to the brain since the heart has to be taken out?
Heart lung machine: During heart transplant and in fact many types of heart surgery the patient is connected to cardiopulmonary bypass machine. . The blood is drained out from the large veins (vena cava) into the machine. Oxygen is put into the blood and it is returned into the artery system usually the aorta. So even with the heart stopped, the body and brain continue to receive blood and oxygen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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