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How can you stay health after an open heart surgery?

Same as before. Diet and exercise keep the typical patient healthy after bypass surgery. This is the same advice given to a cardiac patient who has not had bypass surgery. You should consult your physician as to what dietary and exercise program would be right for you. Read more...
Lifestyle changes. Everything we should do before open heart surgery - reasonable diet, exercise, stress relief, medications if needed. Your cardiologist and cardiac rehabilitation specialists should be able to help you. Read more...

What are the consequences after an open heart surgery on a patient?

It depends. Hopefully improvement in symptoms. If the surgery is for coronary disease and chest pain, doing away with the pain. If it is for a leaking or too tight valve, improvement in things like fatigue and shortness of breath. There of course can be bad consequences such as rhythm problems, kidney failure, anemia, fluid around the lung, pain in the incision, stroke, and even death. Read more...
Depends. For what condition? Congenital holes / conditions? May have complete repair /or may need subsequent interventions or surgery. Coronary blockage- bypass and generally improved prognosis. Valves improve and may ned coumadin risks are dying, bleeding, infection, stroke, recurrence. Read more...

What is the typical recovery period after an open heart surgery?

5 days/ 2 months. The typical patient spends 5 days in the hospital. Once the patient returns home, outpatient physical therapy is initiated either in the home or in a cardiac rehabilitation program. If everything goes well, the recovery period is relatively complete after 2 months. Read more...
6 weeks. The first two weeks are the worst. After six weeks a patient can return to his full-time job assuming that his wound has healed well. Read more...