Dr. Suman Karmakar

MBBS ( Gold Medalist), Calcutta Medical College ( CMC), MD Internal Medicine, AIIMS, DM Cardiology, AIIMS

Post CABG Care

Coronary artery bypass graft: Abbreviated CABG. A form of bypass surgery that can create new routes around narrowed and blocked coronary arteries, permitting increased blood flow to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle. ... The bypass graft for a CABG can be a vein from the leg or an inner chest-wall artery.

What should I eat after cardiac bypass surgery?


What can I do after bypass surgery?


For the first few weeks after surgery, you will need lots of rest, as well as help to do the shopping, cooking and heavy household tasks. Walking is a very good physical activity after bypass surgery. Gradually build up how long and how quickly you walk, but don't do more than your doctor recommends.

What are the after effects of bypass surgery?


Side effects often go away within 4 to 6 weeks after surgery, but may include: Discomfort or itching from healing incisions. Swelling of the area where an artery or vein was removed for grafting. Muscle pain or tightness in the shoulders and upper back.


How much rest is needed after bypass surgery?


Expect a recovery period of about six to 12 weeks. In most cases, you can return to work, begin exercising and resume sexual activity after four to six weeks, but make sure you have your doctor's OK before doing so.