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my sister had open heart surgery.they had to replace one of the main values.butsince she has had the operation her legs swell up.what causes that.she wears the stocking but it still happens
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Hi there,

I had OHS to fix my mitralvalve, 31 Mar 2008.  During Sept of that year I had to be re-admitted as I had a lot of fluid retention (swelling of legs, abdominal area and face).  Cardio gave me IV Lasix and after 4 days of treatment I had to take Lasix pil daily.  I am now 3 years post-op and I take Lasix when I have fluid retention.  I still get fluid retention, but it is now only once a month or so.

OHS is a very big operation and it takes your heart and body almost 2 years to get completely over it.  I think she should go to her General Practitioner, let him access her.  He can prescribed Diuretic if necessary.

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How is her kidney function? Does she take Cholesterol reducing medication? How about Norvasc (Amlodipine - Alpha-Channel Blocker)?
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