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Is it possible to do a triple bypass on someone who has COPD

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Often times, patients presenting for bypass surgery have co-existing COPD as smoking, the most common cause, is also a cardiac risk factor. Certain t ... Read More
Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Good lung ventilation is needed to come off cardiopulmonary bypass, which is usually done for 3-vessel cabg. Mild COPD may not be a problem. Severe CO ... Read More

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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Multiple factors: are at play. Optimize cardiac and respiratory treatments , especially preventive measures. Genetics , diet and environment are important factors. ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Unclear question: It is not unusual to see people with copd/lung disease and bypass surgery.
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Stats are stats: Severe lung disease including COPD and interstitial changes can mean a number of things as can cabg. A lot of issues go into it including if you can ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Bypass surgery: Your cardiothoracic surgeon needs to review with you your specific risks heading into surgery. Smoking and COPD are additional risk factors for recove ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
26 years experience Cardiology
Open heart surgery: This involves open heart surgery and placing a patient on the heart lung machine.
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Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Low: Very low risk like less than 1%.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
3 coronaries: Aorta or internal mammary to coronary artery anastomosis distal to area of stenosis in the coronary.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
About 4 hours: The average time of bypass surgery if about four hours but it depends on a lot ot things. Some surgeons are faster than others but that does not neces ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Different Levels: Skin healing 1-2 weeks bone healing 2-4 months off pain meds several weeks return to work varies if it is your business! usually 6-8 weeks for non ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Better: Varies from person to person. You might still be a bit sore, get tired with activity, maybe some swelling. However you should be feeling better as eac ... Read More

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