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How long does it take to recover from triple bypass heart surgery?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Weeks to Months
You will be home usually within a week but rehabilitation is a big part of recovery and it will take several more weeks before you feel 100%.
The sternotomy will be sore until it fully heals. In addition, if you had a vein harvest from the legs, it takes several weeks for these wounds to heal. Overall it takes a month or two before you feel fully recovered.

In brief: Weeks to Months
You will be home usually within a week but rehabilitation is a big part of recovery and it will take several more weeks before you feel 100%.
The sternotomy will be sore until it fully heals. In addition, if you had a vein harvest from the legs, it takes several weeks for these wounds to heal. Overall it takes a month or two before you feel fully recovered.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Yoshifumi Naka
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: 5 days in hospital
It depends on your condition including heart, kidneys, liver and lungs.
In most cases, you would be hospitalized for 5 days, and full recovery may take 1.5 to 3 months.

In brief: 5 days in hospital
It depends on your condition including heart, kidneys, liver and lungs.
In most cases, you would be hospitalized for 5 days, and full recovery may take 1.5 to 3 months.
Dr. Yoshifumi Naka
Dr. Yoshifumi Naka
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Usually 6-8 weeks
Assuming this was not minimally invasive or a percutaneous procedure, but a regular sternotomy with or without extracorporeal circulation ("on/off pump"), most patients are ambulatory within a day or two, home in 4 days, progressively walking comfortably within a week or so, and wounds and sternal incision back to baseline in 6 weeks.
Any complications or anemia can delay full recovery.

In brief: Usually 6-8 weeks
Assuming this was not minimally invasive or a percutaneous procedure, but a regular sternotomy with or without extracorporeal circulation ("on/off pump"), most patients are ambulatory within a day or two, home in 4 days, progressively walking comfortably within a week or so, and wounds and sternal incision back to baseline in 6 weeks.
Any complications or anemia can delay full recovery.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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