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What can you expect after coronary artery bypass surgery?

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When you wake up from the surgery, you may feel groggy. You will need to spend a day or two in the intensive care unit so doctors can make sure your heart and breathing are fine. Fluids will build up around your heart after the procedure, so your doctor will insert tubes in your chest. They’ll be there for 1 to 3 days after surgery to allow the fluid to drain.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Health: “What is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?”

National Institute of Health: “What is Cardia Rehabilitation?”

MedlinePlus: “Coronary Artery Disease”

Mayo Clinic: “Coronary Bypass Surgery”

Cleveland Clinic: “Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Health: “What is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?”

National Institute of Health: “What is Cardia Rehabilitation?”

MedlinePlus: “Coronary Artery Disease”

Mayo Clinic: “Coronary Bypass Surgery”

Cleveland Clinic: “Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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