It’s no wonder that physical therapy after bypass surgery is important. How long does it take one to recover from the surgery? What side effects can I expect? Those are just some questions a patient, or their family, may have after they or a loved one undergoes bypass surgery.
Bypass surgery has become the most common form of heart surgery in the United States. Surgeons perform coronary bypass on approximately 200,000 patients per year. As a result, we now have reams of data on bypass surgery and the best way to recover from it. The results are encouraging, particularly with respect to physical therapy.