NO, but it happens. Most patients wake up the same day. Rarely, a patient may wake up agitated requiring further sedation to protect them from harming themselves. This may take several days to wake up appropriately. Even more unusual is the patient who does not wake up due to a stroke. All of the above patients may still have a very successful outcome, but recovery may take longer.
No. Almost all patients will be fully awake, after aortic valve surgery, within 12 hours. If it takes two days to wake up, I would be concerned that the mental status was not intact prior to surgery or there has been injury to the brain during sugrery.
A few. Age anesthetic preop status dementia narcotics liver disease. Can all slow the process down. Always worry about stroke until back to baseline!
Abnormal. But common age anesthetic copd stability and vital, signs are all involve in the desire to, arouse the patient.
What is "normal"? A patient will undergo that procedure if it will save him or her or at least improve quality of life. If the procedure will keep a patient from going in and out of heart failure or allow him to at least perform reasonable functions in life, it is probably worth having done. Will someone run a marathon, probably not, but even so--i'll bet that there has been at least one or two who have done so.
Yes. As long as you follow instructions carefully and get follow up. Your new normal should include positive lifestyle changes. Ask your doctor about specific changes. These surgeries were done to improve the quality of your life. Don't waste it sitting around!
Yes. Arnold schwarzenegger had an aortic valve operation and you can see what he can do. If you have severe aortic stenosis and severe heart failure this operation may save your life but will not perform miracles. You can expect a near normal life if your heart function is near normal and you have a valve operation. The key to success is to replace the valve before your heart is damaged.
Aortic valve. Chest opened, tubes inserted intto heart connecting to bypass machine to replace the function of the heart while it is temporarily stopped. The heart is stopped, and blood prevented from entering the main blood pipe (the aorta), the aorta is opened, the old valve is cut out, an artificial valve is sewn in, the aorta is emptied of air on closure, the heart is restarted, tubes out, chest closed.
Somewhat common. Aortic valve surgery is the most common kind of valve surgery in the United States. For most surgical programs, the majority of heart surgery involves coronary artery bypass. Thus, aortic valve replacement probably represents approximately 5% of all heart surgery. The figure may be higher at some specialized valve surgical programs.
Very. Choices are repair fr some mitral valves. Biologic or mechanical for aortic valves depending on age, bleeding issues, and overall risk assessment.
New valve. The diseased vale is removed during surgery, and a new valve, either mechanical or biologic, is used to replace it. There are multiple types of valves available, and are chosen based on age, life style, and patient preference.
Depends. The type of surgery used is important. Full sternotomy means no straining or heavy lifting for about 6-8 weeks, while a mini- sternotomy requires less recovery. A transcatheter approach can have patients fully active in about a week. Discuss recovery times with your surgeon before proceeding.
Having my aortic valve replacement surgery next month. I need to relocate to a different country. How long before I can do that. Any supervision needed?
3 months. Wait at least 3 months. If you have no complications by that time, you should be good to go. At your (young) age, I presume you'll receive a mechanical valve since a bioprosthetic valve won't last long enough. You'll need warfarin/coumadin and will need close medical supervision of your protimes/inr in your new home. Get hooked up with a cardiologist or other doctor there as soon as possible.
Variable. Which cause? Why? Leak or stenosis? Mechanical with anticoagulation requires blood tests and followups. May wish to have biological valve and avoid anticoagulation, unless also in afib or heart failure. Complex questions and need to discuss fully with your cardiovascular surgeon.
I just had a aortic valve replacement surgery and it was replaced, how long should I wait after this surgery to smoke?
Aortic valve surgery. You should never smoke again.......... Wasn't the surgery enough problems, you need to cause yourself more trouble?
Forever. Never, never start again.