After the procedure, the patient will be monitored in ICU for 3 to 5 days. A ventilator will be used to help the patient breathe effectively. The tube in chest, inserted during the procedure, will help in draining fluids from lungs and heart.
The patient will be allowed to take clear fluids after the condition stabilizes, followed by soft diet and normal diet.
The patient can go home in 10 to 15 days after the surgery. For next 3 months, frequent consultations along with blood tests, chest X Ray, ECG will be recommended.
Smoking and alcohol consumption will be strictly disallowed. Immunosuppressants and blood thinning medications will have to be taken for the rest of the life.