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Dad died of pneumonia just after heart bypass - anyone had experience of this

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anastasia74 Tue 21-Jul-09 21:12:13

Just had post mortem, and found out my dad had pneumonia after his bypass surgery.

My dad had problems with bronchitis and told doctor this before operation. We feel at the moment when he was discharged on day 5 -the necessary checks were not made to make sure he was healthy enough to go home as he was very ill after one day at home.

Just wondered how common this is. Has anyone else experienced this complication after heart surgery.

cornsillk Tue 21-Jul-09 21:13:37

Not experienced this - sorry about your dad though. sad

emma1977 Tue 21-Jul-09 21:23:43

Pneumonia is a common complication after any major surgery and can be very serious and rapidly progressive in a weakened physical state.

So sorry to hear that your dad passed away.

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