Surgery and Heart Disease

Posted on April 27, 2018

"Got my surgery scheduled. Everyone I know says the surgery and recovery will be a piece of cake, but they aren't me. I haven't been under general anesthesia since I developed heart disease and that's a bit scarey for me." - a member of MyHeartDiseaseTeam

On MyHeartDiseaseTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with heart disease, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Surgery is one of the most discussed subjects.

Here are some conversations about surgery:

I been having some lite pains in my chest and wish I stop getting these pains and hope things get better so I can enjoy my life and hope there be other options to fix these problems besides drugs and surgery.

A member shares a story about her friend's surgery.

For those who have undergone open heart surgery, how soon do they remove the bladder catheter after you wake up in the recovery room?

Here are some question and answer threads about surgery:

After open heart surgery 2 years ago I still have pain in my chest muscles have others experienced this?

I had bypass surgery, 5 stents, my hip replaced, and my doctors won't give me pain medication. Has anyone else run into this problem?

How long does it take to recover from bypass surgery and feel like your old self?

I'm scared for my open heart surgery. Any advice?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyHeartDiseaseTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Open heart surgery is most freightening
I had a Aortic valve replacement in 2007.
I thank GOD for saving my life.
Needed 3 pints of Blood.
Every day is… read more

posted 3 days ago

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