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Injury to a patient with heart disease and diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   My mother who is 65 years of age had to undergo a fall 2 weeks back and dislocated her shoulder and also had a hairline fracture to her ankle. She was due for a coronary bypass in the mid of april
User :   She is a diabetic and is also hypertensive. is it possible that she can still undergo the surgery in the mid of april or will that be postponed ?
Doctor :   No , would consider safe only after the fractures are completely fused
User :   given her age and also her diabetes, how much time wud she take for recovery? its been more than 2 weeks now since she dislocated her shoulder
Doctor :   as shew will be given a lot amount of anticoagulants which can affect the fractures
User :   she is improving by the day and is able to move her hand and is also able to stand with help from us
Doctor :   minimum of 8 weeks should be the time needed
User :   ok and after that period of 8 weeks or maybe 10 weeks, how many days before the bypass will she have to be admitted to the hospital ? and how many days will she be in hospital post her bypass surgery ?
Doctor :   it depends on the degree of the coronary block and the hospital for sure
User :   its 65-70% blocked
Doctor :   ok, A 3 day stay before surgery and a a day or two in Intensive care and post surgery duration would depends on the success of the surgery
User :   ok.
User :   Thanks for your time
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback
User :   My pleasure
User :   sure
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   Bye
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