After heart surgery, the recovery takes some time. There may be a little pain and cough, but the tremendous overall benefit of the operation makes it all worthwhile.
Specific improvements after a Bypass:
After a Bypass the patient can expect freedom from chest pain, and breathlessness, and a better capacity to do physical activity like day to day work, walking, running, bicycling and swimming.
After a successful Bypass operation these specific improvements are so dramatic that this type of operation has become one of the greatest success stories in the history of modern surgery. The quality and duration of life is greatly improved after a bypass operation.