How to make sure your heart surgery will not impact your dementia life
Posted September 17, 2018 12:15:42 In the weeks leading up to a major surgery, many people have been prescribed a number of medications that are usually reserved for older patients.
While it is important to understand that some of these medications are very safe for your heart, it is not essential that you take them, experts say.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) advises that you should not take medications such as statins, beta blockers, and beta blockers that have a known risk of causing dementia.
Instead, it recommends you take one of the following heart surgery medications: blood clots, coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG), or an angioplasty (a small vessel that connects a large artery with a vein).
“It is important that you talk to your healthcare provider about any changes to your medication intake and make sure you are comfortable taking these medications,” said Dr Anne Gough, director of the heart surgery division at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
In addition to being able to resume normal activities, it can be a good idea to avoid heavy drinking and to get regular physical activity. “
However, if you are having an irregular heartbeat, have trouble breathing, or have a chest pain, you may need to make a full recovery plan to help prevent further damage to your heart.”
In addition to being able to resume normal activities, it can be a good idea to avoid heavy drinking and to get regular physical activity.
You can also avoid getting into trouble if you: smoke and/or take illegal drugs