In this video, Dr. OP. Yadava, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Cardiac Surgeon, National Heart Institute, New Delhi, talks about whether driving is safe after a bypass surgery. Dr. Yadava also tells us about the adverse effects if proper care is not taken while driving. Normally, a person can drive from the very next day of the bypass surgery as there won’t be any problem with the functioning of his heart but the problem is of safety. The patient has to swirl while driving and this can pull his pectoral muscle leading to severe sternum pain. Driving is not recommended for at least 4 – 6 weeks after the bypass surgery.
Dr Yadava completed his medical graduation and Master’s in Surgery from Maulana Azad Medical College and had joined Armed Forces as a Surgical Specialist. He cleared his DNB Examination in General Surgery in the year 1983 and completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery at the Cardio Thoracic Center, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in 1985. For advanced training, went to Australia and worked under and along with some of the greatest cardiac surgeons of recent times. Besides adult cardiac surgery, he was also trained in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery in Melbourne & Japan and successfully cleared the National Boards in Cardiothoracic Surgery (DNBE). He was honoured with Membership of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS) in 1994; FICC in 2003, FIACS in 2005 & FCSI in 2012. He has as an experience of over 12,000 open heart surgical procedures and his special field of interest is coronary artery bypass surgery especially total arterial revascularisation & beating heart surgeries (Minimally Invasive).