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Clot development post quadruple arterial open heart bypass surgery leading to coma. Recovery time?

I had quadruple arterial open heart bypass surgery. 4 days later after improper removal of a temporary pacemaker I was filling with blood and developed a clot. Doctors had to perform emergency open heart to remove the clot. I was in a coma for 17 days following. Everything except my left lung heart and brain shut down. How long until I fully recover?
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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It is difficult to say; it seems that you actually had a temporary arrest and coma; for most patients, and again depending on age and other medical problems it may take several months to recover, including physical strenght; only therapy and time will determine if there will be any residual deficits from the events, particularly from the nervous system.

Hang in there! Keep strong! One day at a time...

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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