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What is Heart Failure ?

The meaning of this word for a common man is : ‘The heart has stopped functioning.’ But its true meaning is : ‘Decrease in efficiency of the heart.’ With every beat, the left ventricle of the heart pumps blood through the body. This is called pumping of heart. The...

After Getting Discharged From The Hospital

Diet : Take light, nutritious, easily digestible diet of your choice in the beginning at an interval of every few hours. Do not eat too much at a time; you will not be able to eat even. Use of ghee - oil is not prohibited for first 1-2 months. Fruits, vegetables, dry...

Daily Activities – In the Hospital

Day 1 : Admission - check up before surgery - meeting with surgeons, anaesthetists and other staff Day 2 : Surgery Day 3 - 4 : The patient finds it difficult and lonely to pass days in ICU after surgery. He/she feels tired and bored, experiences pain and feels...

After Surgery – In the Hospital

Consciousness : A patient is made to regain consciousness after 2 - 24 hours of surgery depending on his condition. During this period, the patient is given support of ventilator and oxygen.Tubes : A patient will find himself in ICU after regaining consciousness. He...

Before Surgery – In the hospital

Consent Letter : The patient or his relative has to give consent for surgery, anesthesia, HIV blood test, etc. One needs to sign different papers after reading and understanding them.Tests before Surgery : In order to assure fitness of the patient for major surgery,...

Before Hospitalisation

Collect Information : By collecting information about surgery, risks involved in it, difficulties to be faced, benefits from it, etc. and getting oneself mentally prepared for it, surgery and the days to follow after surgery can be passed in a better way. Not only...

How is Bypass Surgery Done ?

The patient is made unconscious by giving general anesthesia in this surgery which is performed by the teamwork of expert doctors and other paramedics. A longitudinal central incision is put in the middle bone of the chest, so as to reach up to the heart. At the same...

Common Problems Related to Bypass Surgery

There are few common problems which cannot be included in the risk, but one needs to have a prior understanding of the same : Fatigue, weakness, uneasiness, boredomNot to have a liking for anythingGetting irritated for small mattersAmnesia / Loss of memoryLoss of...

Is Bypass Surgery Very Risky ?

Friends, there is always some risk involved in any surgery. The risk involved in bypass surgery depends on many factors. Efficiency of the heart; condition of arteries; presence of diabetes or lungs related problems; status of blood supply to the brain; other serious...

What is Bypass Surgery ?

While driving a vehicle if we come across a big pit on the main road, we go ahead by a new route from the side and join the main road again after some distance. The same is done in the coronary arteries. An artery or a vein is harvested from the body and its proximal...

Why is Bypass Surgery Required ?

Coronary artery bypass surgery is done for patients with a history of effort angina or a heart attack and whose coronary angiography shows complex situations like long, diffuse and multiple blocks; calcified blocks; blocks in severely tortuous arteries; blocks at...

Risks during and after Angioplasty

All those complications which can happen during angiography can also occur during angioplasty. Sudden accumulation of blood clot in the stent if blood thinner medicines are not given in proper dose, accumulation of blood around the heart due to a hole in the artery...