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How long after having heart surgery will a person be able to return to work?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
This depends on a number of things.
What sort of surgery did you have? How sick were you before your surgery? Did you have any complications from your surgery? What sort of rehab is required after your surgery? How quickly do you tend to heal after major surgery? The answer to these questions will determine how long you will be out after heart surgery (or any surgery, for that matter).

In brief: Depends
This depends on a number of things.
What sort of surgery did you have? How sick were you before your surgery? Did you have any complications from your surgery? What sort of rehab is required after your surgery? How quickly do you tend to heal after major surgery? The answer to these questions will determine how long you will be out after heart surgery (or any surgery, for that matter).
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: 6-8 weeks
It takes 2 months for the sternal incision to reach 80% of the strength it had pre op and 2 years to heal completely.

In brief: 6-8 weeks
It takes 2 months for the sternal incision to reach 80% of the strength it had pre op and 2 years to heal completely.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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