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Post-operative Care and Follow-ups
Generally, people are hesitant to undergo surgery due to the pain and discomfort of surgical incisions. The heart is a vital organ and people can’t accept that there is something wrong with it. It is difficult for people to accept that such a vital organ can be operated upon. They worry things may go wrong.
Definitely not! Today, heart operations are commonly done with excellent results. Patients are discharged routinely by the 4th or 5th day. By the time they are discharged, they are completely independent.
Absolutely! Heart operations are done to correct the problem that the heart is suffering from and restore its function; in-fact, since the problem is corrected, it starts to work better. This will allow the person to return to his normal life and also earn a living.
Sometimes blocks develop in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart. This reduces blood supply to the heart and causes problems. In a heart bypass operation, segments of blood vessels from other parts of the patient’s body are connected to the coronary artery, before and after the block. Blood then passes through this new vessel, bypassing the existing block.
Heart bypass operation is done on the coronary arteries which are situated on the surface of the heart. Open heart surgery is a surgery that is done inside the heart, which necessitates opening it, like a heart valve operation.