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

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Dr. Daniel Engelman
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Dr. Daniel Engelman
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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