Meme21
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Meme21, January 3,  2019  8:33am EST

What do they do for Heart surgery per test ??

Hey guys I’m about to have surgery thanks for all the replies last time means a lot, I have to have a pre test a week b4 surgery next week and was just wondering what they make you? Said it takes about 2 hours it’s  been so long I don’t even remember doing that last time literally don’t even remember anything 16 years ago lol n yea it’s to replace heart vale and also do any of you guys have tips to speed up recovery I’m going on 26 so I was wondering if juicing and wasting clean can speed recovery time thanks 🙏🏼 God bless 

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  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, January 4,  2019  10:09am EST

    From what I can remember for pre-testing, they are generally checking your overall health (other than your heart) to make sure you are healthy enough to withstand the surgery. I know I was given a sonogram to check blood flow in my corrative arteries. The concern being suffering a possible stroke in surgery. I believe I was also given a series of tests where by I had to do some inhaling and exhaling to check my lung capacity. I also gave a blood specimen but I'm not sure what they checked for. You're right, it was about two hours. 

    Regarding recovery, cardiac rehab, which will start about 5 to 6 weeks after surgery, is a must! If it isn't offered, then walk every day and build on that. This will increase your strength level daily. You should be discussing all of this with your doctor to see what he or she will allow you to do. You also have to be careful with lifting anything as that is strictly forbidden for about 2 months. I was also told that for the first month after that I should eat whatever I want and not concern myself with a specialized diet. They told me to strictly concentrate on healing.

    I wish you all the best in your pending recovery!

    Jim

  • AmbassadorB
    AmbassadorB, January 4,  2019  8:03pm EST

    Meme21,

    I want to reenforce James' comment on cardiac rehab.  The smartest and quickest way to a strong recovery is to take advantage of any cardiac rehab program that may be available to you.   Having qualified medical personnel monitoring your exercise and regulating the time and repetition of movements and evaluating  the response of your heart and cardio system  to the various activity is the way to proceed.   Your medical team will certainly recommend a post - op. rehab program for you.

    When you "graduate" from the monitored, scheduled cardio workouts - it's equally important to continue with regular work outs and seek out professional physical instruction and guidance.  Settling into a sedentary  life style is dead wrong!

    All the best!

    Ambassador B ( Bernie) 

     

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