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What are the risks involved in an open heart surgery?

My father needs to have an open heart surgery. I would like to know what are the possible risks involved in this surgery?

Why is my mom's blood pressure on the higher side after bypass?

My mom had a bypass surgery 3 months back. Ever since the surgery, her blood pressure has been on the higher side. Why?

How long will my dad have to be in the ICU after open heart surgery?

My father will soon be undergoing open heart surgery. How long will he have to be in the ICU after this surgery?

How can I prepare my body better for an open heart surgery?

I'm scheduled to have open heart surgery in a month. How can I prepare my body better for the surgery?

My dad is feeling breathless after his bypass. Could there be something serious?

My father is 78 years old and underwent a bypass surgery recently. He is feeling very breathless ever since the surgery. Could there be something serious?

My son had a hole in the heart that was operated. Will it have any future implications in his life?

My son had a hole in his heart that we got operated on. Will it cause him to have a problem in the future?

My son had an open heart surgery. Can he resume his sports again?

My son is 9 years old and had open heart surgery about 6 months ago. He was very athletic before his surgery, so you could just imagine how much he wants to get back in the field....

Can heart medicines cause headaches?

I underwent an angioplasty and am on Plavix. I am lately having a lot of headaches. Could it be due to the medication?

I have very high blood pressure . Will it cause any complications if I have heart surgery?

I am a hypertension patient and I have been diagnosed with 4 blocks in my heart. I am undergoing bypass surgery to correct this. Will my high blood pressure impact the surgery?...

Is it safe to have sex after open heart surgery?

My 62 year old husband recently underwent open heart surgery about 2 weeks ago. When is it safe for us to resume our sex life?

Why do some patients need heart surgery after a heart attack?

My father had a heart attack last year and the doctor brought him in for surgery once he was stable (he's still alive now, thank goodness). But why do some patients need surgery...

Why did my father's angioplasty fail?

My father was going to have an angioplasty, but it actually failed and the surgeons changed the procedure to a bypass. What are the possible reasons for the surgery failing?...

What does a coronary artery bypass surgery involve?

My husband has been advised to have coronary artery bypass surgery. What does this surgery involve?

How do I prevent fatigue and tiredness after a bypass surgery?

I had a bypass last month, but I'm still experiencing a lot of tiredness and fatigue. My surgeon said that this would be normal, but is there any way I can prevent it from happening?...

My 4 year old son recently has an irregular heartbeat. Would he need a transplant in the future?

We noticed that our son had an irregular heartbeat. We took him to the doctor and they said that he may need a heart transplant if it continues. If this happens, what is the...

What happens in a person to trigger a myocardial infarction?

While I already know the symptoms of a myocardial infarction, I am curious to know what exactly happens in a person to trigger the condition.

What are the risks of an open heart surgery for a hypertension patient?

My father, who is 78 years old, is due for an open heart surgery. He also suffers from hypertension, which makes me really worried for his operation. What are the risks involved...

What does an angioplasty procedure involve?

I am due for an angioplasty, but I am extremely nervous about the procedure and it would be of great help to tell me what exactly will be involved. My kids did some research,...

I have been detected with a growth in my esophagus. Should I consult a cardiothoracic surgeon?

A recent body checkup showed a growth in my esophagus. The doctor didn't say it was cancerous, but I'm still worried about it. Should I consult a cardiothoracic surgeon to learn...

What is the difference between a cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon?

I am curious to find out more about the roles and functions of a cardiothoracic surgeon. How are they different from a cardiologist?

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