The Duration Of Recovery After Heart Ring Installation Surgery?
Hello, doctor. I want to ask, how long does it take for a complete recovery after heart ring surgery for my 54-year-old father? My father had a ring plug operation 3 months ago, precisely in April. My father installed 2 rings in 2 coronary vessels. Each blockage was 90%. At present my father is taking blood-thinning medication from a doctor who installed my father’s heart ring. Thank you, Greetings, Maulana Refaz Berian.
Hello Maulana, thank you for asking.
Ring placement, also known as stents, in medical terms, is an invasive procedure that is performed to treat coronary artery blockage. In one individual, one or more coronary rings can be installed, depending on the number of blocked vessels. Healing varies greatly, depending on each individual. There is no specific time limit on how long it takes to recover, because each individual has a different condition. Some people may be able to start their normal activities in a matter of weeks after surgery. For others, it may take longer.
The healing process depends on:
General condition of a person.
The presence or absence of other comorbidities.
Pump function and heart rhythm.
The extent of the blockage.
There is a history of previous heart problems.
The presence or absence of risk factors such as obesity, smoking, alcoholism, and so on.
Therefore, it is better for your father and family to discuss with the treating doctor. The doctor is the one who best knows what your father's condition is right now and how his recovery prospects. The sure thing is, healing is achieved gradually and must be accompanied by changes in diet and lifestyle consistently. The role of the family is very important to jointly change diet and lifestyle in a good direction.
Thus my brief explanation. May be useful. Regards.