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What will you feel after coronary artery bypass surgery?

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You may feel soreness in your chest. You’ll have the most discomfort in the first 2 to 3 days following the procedure. You will likely get pain medicines for that. You might not be hungry and even be constipated for a few weeks after the surgery. You could have trouble sleeping while you’re in the hospital. If the surgeon removes a piece of healthy vein from your leg, you may have some swelling there. This is all normal.

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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