Post CABG Rehabilitation

CABG, or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, is a procedure for treating CAD – Coronary Artery Disease. It is the condition in which the coronary arteries – the blood vessels that blood (containing the essential nutrients & oxygen) to the heart, gets blocked or narrowed. The fat buildup within the walls of the arteries causes this medical condition limiting the blood supply to the heart. To treat this medical condition, doctors perform CABG. In the surgery, the doctors bypass the blocked portion of the concerned coronary artery with a piece of a healthy blood vessel.

The process is a bit complicated, and this surgery could take a toll on the patient’s health. Therefore, at Omni, we take every precaution while performing the CABG to make it less invasive without any post-complications and minimal surgical damage. We also have a well-planned & elaborate post-CABG rehabilitation program for prompt & effective recovery.

What Happens During Post-CABG Rehabilitation?

Post-CABG rehabilitation means the doctors and the nurses will care for you after your surgery. You will probably have a breathing tube to help you breathe through a ventilator until your breathing is normal and stable again.

After your breathing tube is out, you will be assisted by a nurse who will help you take deep breaths. You might feel uneasy due to the soreness, but it is important to keep breathing slowly to avoid mucus from collecting in your lungs, which might cause pneumonia. You will be given a pain reliever to help you with the soreness of your chest incision.

While at home, it is essential to keep your surgical area clean and dry. Your doctor will give you specific bathing & living instructions. Also, you must revisit the doctor to remove the bandage and the sutures. You will be asked by your concerned doctor not to drive or carry anything heavy.

Also, you must inform your doctor in case of the following conditions –

  • Fever above 100 degrees F.
  • Redness, swelling, or bleeding on the incision site
  • Trouble breathing 
  • Rapid or irregular pulse
  • Swelling in the legs
  • Numbness in the arms or legs

Why Choose Omni Hospitals?

It is crucial to address any symptoms of cardiovascular diseases, and Omni Hospitals for cardiac physiotherapy has many expert doctors specifically trained to handle postoperative care. After the surgery, our doctors and dedicated physiotherapists help improve your movement and breathing. Our well-trained & certified medical staff provides the utmost post-CABG care to every patient with all the compassion & expertise to make you feel comfortable and heal better. 

You can contact or visit the Omni if you have been recommended for CABG and want to go through minimal postoperative complications while having a world-class class & rehabilitation program.


Q1. What is the CABG procedure used for?

Ans. CABG is a procedure to remove any fatty buildup in the blood vessels. Thus, improving the blood flow through the heart.

Q2. Is CABG risky?

Ans. Like any other surgery, CABG also takes some risks. Some of them are as below –

  • Bleeding during and after the surgery.
  • Blood clots
  • Strokes
  • Infection

Q3. What are the two types of CABG?

Ans. The two types of CABG are – on-pump and off-pump CABG.

Q4. What food should you avoid after CABG surgery?

Ans. Below are the foods you must avoid after CABG surgery –

  • Sausages 
  • Meat 
  • Cream 
  • Butter, ghee, etc.

Q5. What is the recovery time after CABG?

Ans. It takes around 6-10 weeks to recover from CABG surgery. However, people undergoing minimally invasive CABG will take less time to recover.

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