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weakness after bypass surgery

Good friend of mine had a emergency triple bypass done  two months ago and still feels very weak.  She is 72 years old. How long can weakness last after this type of surgery?  How long is normal?


Thank you,


Peter
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It can last weeks to months even, if performed on a patient who is very debilitated and weak. It is part or cardiac and generalized deconditioning and can take a long time to recover. The older the patient the longer this takes to return.
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Hi Peter--Can she get involved in a cardiac rehabilitation program to help strengthen her up? If not, what about some physical therapy? That really helped my father, who had bypass at age 82.
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