What are common heart problems after lung removal surgery?

Few. Do you mean pneumonectomy? Total removal of one lung? Well atrial fibrillation may occur in about 20%. Bouts of pulmonary hypertension may cause right ventricular dysfunction. Left pneumonectomy usually better tolerated than right.Depending on preoperative overall ventricular function and the quality of the remaining lung, symptoms minimal to catastrophic.

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Heart problems like shifting after lung removal surgery?

Not really. Anatomic rearrangement after lung removal does not per se lead to any clinically significant issues. It may make it more challenging for doctors in assessing anatomic conditions by our usual diagnostic tools, but not usually a problem for the patient. Read more...
It Can. Especially have removal of an entire lung, or pneumonectomy. The heart and great vessels can shift to the side of the lung that was removed. This is called "post pneumonectomy syndrome". It is a rare condition and can limit the blood returning to the heart and/or the blood leaving the heart. Read more...

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...
Some. It is not uncommon for a patient to have some abnormal heartbeats (an arrhythmia) after lung surgery. Usually it can be managed with medication, and is often limited in duration - but not always. It is important to discuss this with your doctor if it happens to you. Read more...

My grandson is 7 and was diagnosed with bicuspid aorta valve at age 4. He is most active and doing great and is examined annually. What are the chances he will live a normal life with no heart problems and no need for valve surgery?

Good but complex ? He needs to periodically monitored by initially a pediatric then adult cardiologist as he ages. Serial echocardiographic evaluation will be performed to monitor the valve . He should enjoy a full & active life. However , most individuals with this will require valve replacement at some point in their lives (usually later in most cases). Read more...
Needs follow-up. Bicuspid aortic valves are prone to deterioration over time. This usually does not occur until later in adult life. It can also be associated with dilation of the aorta which requires medical attention. He will need to be aware of this and keep his doctors informed of his condition. Read more...

My mother have water on her lungs and her respiratorie systems its not wright, does she have heart problems?

Fluid. Your mother may have congestive heart failure but other problems are also possible. Best to talk to her dr. And ask what the cause of her problem is. Read more...
Could be. Could also be due to kidney problems, blood protein balance problems, autoimmune or pulmonary issues. Need more information to say for sure. It is common in us for heart to be cause, but not only cause. Read more...

Can lysol and irratants like that cause fluid in the lungs if sprayed a lot around person with heart problems?

Possible, unlikely. It's possible if you inhale a really large concentrated amount or are especially sensitive, but millions of people are exposed to Lysol daily over decades and they're not dropping like flies. Read more...

Should I be concerned if my father had open heart surgery. I m now 19. I am fearing in future I may have heart problems. Is there any way to prevent heart problems?

Yes. The cause of coronary artery disease is formation of plaques in the vessels. The best way to avoid it is to prevent the formation of the plaques in the first place. This can be done by controlling blood pressure, controlling diabetes, control cholesterol, watching weight, exercise, and stop smoking. Read more...