Heart Disease Expert Forum
Valve Replacement Surgery: Post-Op Bleeding.
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding heart issues such as: Angina, Angioplasty, Arrhythmia, Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Defibrillator, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, PAD, Stenosis, Stress Tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Valve Replacement Surgery: Post-Op Bleeding.

My boyfriend's dad just had and aortic valve replacement today, and they also performed a bypass while the were operating. My boyfriend and his family went to see his dad a little while ago, and he was awake, still fuzzy from all the medicine obviously, but awake and responsive. After they left the hospital, in about 10 minutes, a nurse called and said that his dad was bleeding, so they had to take him back into surgery, so they could find out what was going on.

My question is this: What could be going on? Obviously we're all pretty worried, especially mom, and I'm not asking for a diagnosis, but what are the possibilities here? What's the best case scenario? What's the worst case scenario?  

Thanks in advance.
1 Comment
Blank
976897_tn?1379171202
Where the heart tissue has been dissected and rejoined, it could have come apart again. It could be in the valve area. It could be that a bypass graft is leaking where attached to his main coronary arteries. It's all guess work until he is opened up and examined, and then the appropriate repairs can be made. It's a good job he was in hospital at this time because the worse case scenario is bleeding to death, but there is little chance of this happening now. They will probably just have to strengthen some of the work they initially did.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank