Paralyzed Diaphragm after bypass heart surgery

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   Posted 3/30/2011 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I am 3 months post surgery after having bypass heart surgery. I had 5 bypasses done. 2 weeks after surgery I had a chest x-ray and the doc said that I had a paralyzed left diaphragm.This was confirmed also a couple of weeks ago. My symptons are shortness of breath. It takes some effort to get that big breath that makes your lungs feel full.  I cannot get a good answer to what I can expect in the future. Has anyone else experienced this? I know that there is surgery to correct this. However, I don't know if the nerve controlling the diaphragm was damaged or has been irritated. The surgeons' office is saying wait a few more weeks and see if there is any improvement. Any input would very helpful.  Thank you. 

Post Edited (KAH123) : 3/31/2011 9:15:29 AM (GMT-6)

Mehrin Rumpi
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   Posted 4/7/2011 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
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Na Na
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   Posted 4/7/2011 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I experienced this, not from bypass surgery, but from lap nissen fundoplication. My advise would be to get it repaired. I didn't and just had to have surgery to get my stomach and 10 inches of my colon out of my chest, d/t a hole in my diaphragm, from being paralyzed. It has been a nightmare. Good luck to you !
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