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What are complications of an asthmatic after cardiac bypass surgery?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends

Most pts have there asthma controlled and have infrequent episodes .
These pts do well post op. The more brittle asthmatics may require more agressive pulmonary toilet post op. They may require IV steroids and breathing treatments . They may not tolerate the beta blockers that are used . Despite this even difficult asthmatic pts do well they may need a little longer recovery time

In brief: Depends

Most pts have there asthma controlled and have infrequent episodes .
These pts do well post op. The more brittle asthmatics may require more agressive pulmonary toilet post op. They may require IV steroids and breathing treatments . They may not tolerate the beta blockers that are used . Despite this even difficult asthmatic pts do well they may need a little longer recovery time
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