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Will-Sandy
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   Posted 10/16/2013 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
How long after a Bypass surgery can you fly on a plane again
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Heart Attack Oct 6 2011, 3 stent inserted, Heart Attack Feb 13, 2012 Barbados, Blocked stent, new stent inserted March 7, 4 Heart Attacks July and August 2013, open Heart Surgery (Bypass) Aug 28, 2013

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stkitt
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   Posted 10/16/2013 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Keep in mind, some patients travel by plane to get their surgery. In general, some risks of flying involve development of blood clots, that risk is elevated during the initial post op period. Avoided by keeping active(walk when permitted), hydration. Your surgeon will tell you. Uncomplicated surgery, 3 weeks. Again, talk to your surgeon. Sternal wires may set off certain alarm types.
 

Those who have had coronary artery bypass grafts (open heart bypass surgery) can usually fly after about six weeks (longer if they have had pulmonary complications).

The rule of thumb seems to be between 3- 6 weeks depending what you Dr. instructs you to do as far as activity.

I wish you peace,

Kitt


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Will-Sandy
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   Posted 10/16/2013 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks stkitt, six weeks that good but will wait to hear from my surgeon at the end of the month, been walking a couple of weeks now, start rehab in 10 days, still discomfort in the chest though
Diagnosed 1972

Using the Onetouch Ping pump

Gerd

Heart Attack Oct 6 2011, 3 stent inserted, Heart Attack Feb 13, 2012 Barbados, Blocked stent, new stent inserted March 7, 4 Heart Attacks July and August 2013, open Heart Surgery (Bypass) Aug 28, 2013

Age 57
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