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How long does it take to get back to normal after heart bypass surgery ?

How Long Does It Take To Get Bak To Work, And To Normal, After Heart Bypass Surgery ? What are the various stages ? When can steps be climbed ? When can driving resume? When can work usually be resumed? When do you start feeling reasonably normal again? Any comments would be appreciated. Meant back to work. I am a Male in my fifties. I work as a representative, driving around and calling on clients, and I do not smoke or drink. Used to smoke, but not for last 5 years.
Mon, 17 Oct 2011
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I read something about it being OK to have sex a week or two after heart surgery,er, not that Im suggesting thats what you do for a living!
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Hello.

Thanks for writing to us.

The recovery from a heart bypass surgery depends on the extent of cardiac problem you had prior to the surgery and the extent of your recovery. This varies from person to person. Usually a person is fit to carry out his routine daily activities after 2 weeks. Regarding resuming the work or climbing the stairs, the cardiologist is the best judge.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.

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Dr. Praveen Tayal
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