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How will the hospital prepare you for heart bypass surgery?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Depends

Every hospital and surgeon are different.
You will definitely need an angiogram to identify any blockages before surgery which is done by your cardiologist. Lab test, crossmatch blood, chest x-rays are usually needed. A lot of times an echo is done. Some like special soaps the night before surgery to reduce infection. Also special ointments in the nose. Then the paperwork like consent forms.

In brief: Depends

Every hospital and surgeon are different.
You will definitely need an angiogram to identify any blockages before surgery which is done by your cardiologist. Lab test, crossmatch blood, chest x-rays are usually needed. A lot of times an echo is done. Some like special soaps the night before surgery to reduce infection. Also special ointments in the nose. Then the paperwork like consent forms.
Dr. Robert Binford
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: The cardiologist

It is not the hospital but your cardiologist who will prepare you if you need a heart bypass operation -.

In brief: The cardiologist

It is not the hospital but your cardiologist who will prepare you if you need a heart bypass operation -.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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