How long will sundowning continue after open heart surgery?

It varies. If indeed it is sundowning, and not something else (medications, hypoxias, infections, metabolic, etc), it should improve within days as the brain recovers and a more normal routine is instituted. Sometimes, recovery is not complete until the patient is home amidst more familiar surroundings.

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After the open heart surgery how long to continue dilzem, storevas, clopivas, and reconia?

Probably long-term. Most people with heart surgery require some degree of medication for life following the surgery. I'm not too familiar with the particular medications you are listing, but people with heart surgery for blocked arteries ("bypass" surgery) typically require blood pressure, heart, and cholesterol medications indefinitely, along with an aspirin. Read more...

How long until edema resolves after open heart surgery? Why does it happen?

Edema. Alot will depend on underlying heart function. If heart function is weak edema may represent cardiac faliure and require medical treatment . If cardiac function normal it should resolve in 7-10 days . Ask your cardiologist !! Read more...

How long before I can start exercising after open heart surgery?

Gradually from day 1. Your surgeon will have physical therapy with you to walk, flex, stand etc. Each day you will be encouraged to do more. Light 5 pound weights in the first weeks , then increasing to normal by 2 months can happen, depending on your individual baseline. Read more...
Heart Surgery. I ask my patients to walk 10-20 minutes twice daily right away but caution that they are not expected to set land speed records. This should be combined with a cardiac rehab program and increase to one hour twice daily. Read more...

Docs, usually how long is recovery after open heart surgery on an infant?

Varies. Some operations are more complex, tedious, and complications. Simple ones lead to speedy recovery in infants. They are pliable and quick to heal. Read more...

Its normal if after open heart surgery to retain water in longs and in heart and for how long?

Not normal. It's not normal but it happens commonly for a variety of reasons. Abnormalities in your heart prior to surgery, difficulty handling the blood and fluids administered with surgery, rhythm disturbances, swelling (edema) related to the surgery itself, anemia from blood loss, stiffness of the heart muscle from sutures, surgery, and anesthesia - to name a a few. It should get better but needs treatment. Read more...
Water retention. After open heart surgery it takes some time for the kidneys to eliminate the excess fluid. It tends to build up in the lungs and legs. Your cardiologist will be giving you a diuretic to eliminate the fluid. It may take several days. Read more...

For how long does open heart surgery last?

It depends. It depends on what operation you are talking about, taking certain medications, and controlling conditions like hypertension and diabetes. Talk to your doctor if the operation lasting as long as possible is very important to you. This consideration can inform some choices for particular operations, such as heart valve surgery. Read more...