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Tell me about the aorta bi-femoral bypass surgery

It s called an aorta bi-femoral bypass. Until yesterday, I d never heard of it. Unfortunately he didn t do well on a stress test that would have cleared him for this bypass, so it s off to a heart cath Monday. Between the cath findings and the other surgery , he s going to have many weeks of recovery time. He s only 40 and we ve never experienced anything like this before. What are some things I need to do to prepare us for the coming days and weeks? At the moment, my brain is too scattered to think, and I need to do something productive, you feel me? Thank you both and big *huggles* to you essentiallysolo. That s definitely something I can go ahead and work on. Such changes in diet may seem a simple task for some, but it isn t going to be easy. He s has shamelessly used table salt and eaten beef almost daily for over 10 years. I ll change my diet with him, that way it ll be a household rule for everyone. No fat and no salt allowed!!
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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He's very young to need this surgery & to have failed a stress test. 1) stop smoking 2) exercise regularly 3) eat a heart healthy diet As for the surgery, expect 5-7 days in the hospital. The first couple in ICU. He likely won't be fed for a couple of days, until his intestines start working. When he goes home, he'll be tired for a month or so. Good luck & hang in there!
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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