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Lifestyle changes

Written by Padma Sundareson | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Aug 27, 2014
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'Healthy heart' after surgery

Prevention strategies can go a long way in improving the healthcare of a society. In India the increasing trend of heart disease is due to the increase in the incidence of hypertension and diabetes especially in the urban areas. Lifestyle that is applicable to maintain a 'healthy heart' is even more important after your surgery. Remember the following instructions to help your heart serve you better in the years following surgery -

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"Don't eat your heart out". Eat healthy to avoid or control hypertension, weight, diabetes and cholesterol issues.

  • Walk at least 30 minutes a day.
  • Join a regular exercise program
  • Quit smoking, avoid secondary smoke whenever possible.
  • Reduce your stress level.
  • Continue your medications as prescribed.
  • Follow up with your doctor on a regular basis or immediately when symptoms recur.
  • Discuss with your doctor about your work, if it includes manual labor.

References:

  1. Evaluation of indications for PTCA - (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9081904&dopt=AbstractPlus)
  2. Cardiothoracic & Vascular surgery in IndiaAchievements & future goals - (http://medind.nic.in/ibq/t05/i2/ibqt05i2p133.pdf)
  3. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) - (http://www.medicinenet.com/coronary_artery_bypass_graft/page4.htm)
  4. Infant undergoes beating heart surgery - (http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1093376)
  5. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery - (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/coronaryarterybypasssurgery.html#cat57)
  6. Clips versus suture technique: is there a difference? - (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11109037&dopt=AbstractPlus)

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santosa

what is the dental management of patient with history of CABG ??

Urmil44

my child had a blockage in his volve by birth. his balooning has been done since he was at the age of 22 days. we are regularly going to dr. for periodically check up as and when suggested. My son is now 11 years old he has no problem except swetting as and when he runs very fast while playing or otherwise. He is living is having good health comparing to a normal child. I just want to clear my doube that in the long run can we have any problem relating to volve in future or he will be alright for ever.

Rowland

I had CABG 13 years ago (at age 69) and it resulted in a stroke that left me with hemiplegia. Now, my angina is returning, but I'm treating it with Seanol - which so far (2 months)has been successful. Rowland

artini

thank god..hope you be patient rawland and continue with healty rountine and life style.

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