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'Heart and Aorta' [website] is an initiative from Dr. E V John (Senior Consultant and HOD, Cardiovascular Surgery, Sunrise Hospital) to bring the facts about heart and aortic diseases, treatment options and complications to the common man.

​What Precautions One Has To Take During The Recovery Period, After Heart Surgery?

February 15, 2018, 0 comments, 197 words

The precautions one has to take during the recovery period, after heart surgery-Wound care and cleanliness: Wounds have to be kept clean and dry. During bath the wounds can be was..

What About Long Term Lifestyle Modification?

February 14, 2018, 0 comments, 99 words

Yes, this is a very important aspect of long term prevention especially in case of Coronary artery disease, as we all know, Coronary Artery Disease is caused by Atherosclerosis.At..

What To Expect After Heart Operation During First Few Weeks?

February 14, 2018, 0 comments, 558 words

Here, are things to expect after heart operation during first few weeks-Tiredness: This is quite common after a major operation. The body is busy doing the repairing process of th..

Is OPCAB Worth The Pain And Effort?

February 14, 2018, 0 comments, 228 words

Isn’t it interesting to know that the first ever successful bypass was done as a beating heart operation? This was way back in 1964 by a Russian surgeon, Colosev. But since then ..

​How Wounds Heal After Heart Operation?

February 08, 2018, 0 comments, 153 words

Body has a natural resparative process for healing wounds. Generally wounds take about 6-8 weeks to heal completely. Bones may take a little longer. The new tissues will need some ..

​Getting Back To Work After Heart Operation: When And How?

February 08, 2018, 0 comments, 518 words

One of the biggest concerns in patients’ minds while considering heart surgery is whether he would be able to do the same work as before.On a positive note let me assure you tha..

​How is OPCAB done?

February 08, 2018, 0 comments, 451 words

It is clear that OPCAB would be technically more difficult to perform than conventional bypass for the plain fact that the fine surgical work needs to be done while the surface is..

​Exercise After Heart Operation: What And How Much?

February 02, 2018, 0 comments, 207 words

Immediate postoperative period (after heart operation) is not the time for heavy exercise schedules. The aim is to get back to routine lifestyle and be active. Let your body decid..

​Can All Patients Needing Bypass Have OPCAB?

February 02, 2018, 0 comments, 122 words

This is a very technical question and one need to consider many factors before reaching a decision.Even when OPCAB is planned for a certain patient the decision can be changed on ..