Recovery after single bypass, double bypass, triple bypass and quadruple bypass:
Recovery after CABG surgery takes time. The patient is required to stay in the hospital for at least a week after the procedure. They are advised to practice some deep breathing exercises to fasten up recovery. Coughing is also recommended, as it helps reduce the risk of pneumonia. Dietary intake of high-risk foods such as salty, fried and saturated fat-containing foods should be strictly avoided after the surgery. Foods that build up cholesterol in the blood must also be avoided.
Smoking should be completely stopped after the surgery and efforts should be taken to maintain weight. Patients may have to wait for at least six to eight weeks before returning back to sedentary work. Patients may feel weakness and fatigue immediately after the surgery.
However, certain exercises must be performed to gain back strength of the muscles. They should immediately inform their doctor in case they experience any allergic reaction resulting in pain, swelling, and redness. In addition, medical guidance is warranted in the case of fever, chills and any kind of drainage from the site of the incision.