It took the coincidence of an accomplished cardiologist who happens to be a gifted writer and you stumbling over his work just in time. Be grateful for this coincidence and make the best out of it.
The risks of coronary angiography depend on:
ü Your age
ü Your general health
ü Presence of other conditions: diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease
ü Pumping ability of your heart (“Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction” or “LVEF”)
ü Past bypass surgery
ü How may blocks you have and how severe they are.
How we can prepare for the Bypass Surgery
- Get Informed
On the Morning of the Operation in Hospital
You are sure to be anxious and maybe a little drowsy from the medication you have received.
You will be made to remove your dentures, contact lenses, hairpins, jewelry, etc.
Your hospital clothes will be removed and a special operation roomgown given to you to wear.
Premedication : medicines will be injected to prepare you for surgery. This may make you drowsy, cause dryness of the mouth and restrict your mobility.
You should keep your things in order when you leave the room, since you will be kept in an intensive care unit and will not return to the same room after surgery.
“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are” – AB Savarin (French Gastronome)
Do Regular exercise which as several benefit like Weight Control, Lowered cholesterol etc.,
Remember few things about blood pressure
ü High blood pressure can be controlled and not cured (just like diabetes).
ü Have your blood pressure checked regularly and follow your physician’s advice.
ü Your blood pressure will remain normal just as long as you take your medicines. In general, medicines will need to be taken lifelong.
ü Some minor inconveniences of taking medicines will greatly improve your ultimate quantity and quality of life.
If you do all these things, you can feel better and live longer. So do them now! You deserve to be healthy for as long as you live.
Courtesy- Dr. Vivek K. Mehan, MD, DM, DNB, FESC