Will continuing to smoke make my heart surgery less successful?

Yes. Continuing to smoke will limit the long-term patency of any bypass graft. It also will adversely affect your heart function and lung function in general.
Oh, come on!! The smoking probably gave you the heart disease in the first place. Now you need surgery and you still want to smoke. You're young, why is this even a question? If you're still smoking, I'm surprised the surgeon will even do the operation. Please, be reasonable. Just stop.
Yes, Definitely. Even stopping a few days prior is helpful because the blood is better at carrying oxygen even shortly after exposure is removed. Cigarette smoking is known to cause arterial disease especially in small arteries. Numerous, well devised studies strongly indicate that wound healing is delayed due to smoking. Not to mention that lung function is disrupted in the immediate post op period anyway.

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Can you still have a baby safely after having successful open heart surgery?

Depends. The answer depends on the type of heart problem you have/had and if the surgery completely corrected the problem. You should discuss the possibility of future child bearing with your heart surgeon and also with a perinatologist (high risk OB physician) prior to attempting to get pregnant. Many women are able to conceive and have a safe pregnancy and delivery after cardiac surgery. Read more...

Can you smoke cigarettes after you've had open heart surgery? If you had open heart surgery when you were like 2 years old or younger and now currently 18 years old, can you smoke cigarettes? Will I be just smoking like a regular person who never had open

It . It will be a problem for you like it is for everyone else who smokes: you'll risk getting severe lung disease, cancer, and blockages of blood vessels than can cause amputations, heart attacks, and strokes. The risk may be higher in your case because of your prior surgery (hard to know without knowing what surgery you had and why), but you can be very confident that smoking will hurt you no matter what. Plus you'll smell bad and waste thousands of dollars. Read more...
It's bad for you. Regardless of what kind of open heart surgery you had. Most surgeries at that age are to correct congenital heart disease, which is not directly related to your smoking, but might be to your mother's, if she smoked during pregnancy. If you are not smoking, don't start. If you are, quit. There are many ways to stop smoking and all of them can work. 1-800-quitnow is a good option. Read more...
Smoking is bad for u. It's not like you are going to catch on fire or explode if you smoke, , but smoking is bad for your heart and lungs and all the blood vessels in the body. Read more...

Had mitral valve repair heart surgery 2months ago. Is it okay if im exposed to 2nd hand smoke tabacco?

Not really. The tobacco doesn't directly affect the valve. And you dont' mention anything about coronary disease, which is unlikely given your age. But you are very young for heart surgery, and i would do everything you can - avoid tobacco, exercise routinely, and take your prescriptions religiously -- to avoid any further cardiac complications in your future. Read more...
Avoid. It would be best if you avoid exposure to secondhand smoking. Try to encourage the smokers around you to quit. Read more...
Not really. . Second hand smoke contributes to many health problems like heart disease, lung disease, and cancer, whether or not you have had mitral surgery. Read more...

Is second hand cigeratte smoke bad for your heart? Especially if you have had mitral valve repair heart surgery

Depends. No one disagrees about the problems with smoking, but the evidence of second hand smoking causing problems is really weak, but you should probably try to avoid it if at all possible. No reason to chance it if you don't have to. Read more...