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The precautions one has to take during the recovery period, after heart surgery- Wound care and cleanliness: Wounds have to be kept clean and dry. During bath the wounds can be washed with mild soap and dried with clean towel. Wound should be cleaned [...]
Body has a natural resparative process for healing wounds. Generally wounds take about 6-8 weeks to heal completely. Bones may take a little longer. The new tissues will need some time to get used to the stress and strain of activities of daily life. [...]
Yes, This is a very important aspect of long term prevention especially in case of coronary artery disease. As we all know, Coronary Artery Disease is caused by Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis has multi-factorial causation. Some of these risk factors [...]
Tiredness: This is quite common after a major operation. The body is busy doing the repairing process of the wound. Heart is getting accustomed to the changed scenario. Allow adequate rest for the body and mind. Engage yourself in light recreations like [...]
Isn’t it interesting to know that the first ever successful bypass was done as a beating heart operation? This was way back in 1964 by a Russian surgeon, Colosev. But since then the conventional bypass operation has developed as a safe procedure and [...]
It is clear that OPCAB would be technically more difficult to perform than conventional bypass for the plain fact that the fine surgical work needs to be done while the surface is still moving. There are certain devices which make the process a bit easier [...]
One of the biggest concerns in patients’ minds while considering heart surgery is whether he would be able to do the same work as before. On a positive note let me assure you that most of the patients undergoing heart surgery would return to normal [...]
Immediate postoperative period is not the time for heavy exercise schedules. The aim is to get back to routine lifestyle and be active. Let your body decide how much you can exercise! In the first two weeks, walking indoors for 10 minutes each 2-3 times [...]
This is a very technical question and one need to consider many factors before reaching a decision. Even when OPCAB is planned for a certain patient the decision can be changed on the operating table depending on conditions unique to individual patients. [...]
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