How is the heart restarted after bypass surgery?

2 Answers
Feb 10, 2018

It usually restarts on its own, or with a small electrical shock.


When the procedure is completed, the surgeon will restore blood flow to the heart, and it may restart on its own. This is because the solution used to stop the heart is washed out by the blood.

If not, a mild electrical shock is given to restart the heart.

Feb 13, 2018

After consciousness, when the surgery or operation has been successfully carried out..


After the coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, you will still be unconscious, or asleep.

You will probably be taken to the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) or surgical ICU before you wake up.

When you no longer need to be watched so closely, you will be moved to another area of the hospital called a step-down unit or cardiac recovery floor.

After consciousness (when the heart has restarted after the operation) the doctor will watch your condition if you can go home or not, then if yes, you will be educated on what to be doing and what to avoid.