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Sunday, June 01, 2008 MKL, Community Member, asks

Q: After a triple bypass surgery how long before I can drive?

After a triple bypass surgery, how long before I can drive?

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Martin Cane, M.D., Health Pro
6/ 2/08 3:30pm

MKL,

 

Thanks for your question.  There is no textbook answer to this question as it depends on many factors.  These include your particular surgery, your particular recovery course, any complications that might have occurred post-operatively (delay in healing, infection, abnormal cardiac rhythms), other underlying medical conditions, and your doctors.  The final decision will be your physicians', and it would be best to consult with your surgeon and/or cardiologist for their clearance to get behind the wheel again.

Best wishes for your continued recovery.

 

Martin Cane, M.D.

Here are some links that might be useful:

Stress and Heart Disease: How to Lower Levels to Reduce Your Risk

Five Easy Ways to Help Your Heart

Mindfulness Meditation

 

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chopsaw, Community Member
6/11/08 10:51pm

Driving : Should be able in about 3 weeks.

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By MKL, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/15/14, First Published: 06/01/08