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Is there any difference between a triple and quadruple bypass heart operation

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Depends: Immediately should be with care. After a month or so, same as most flyers, presuming all checkups are on target!

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Guyton
Thoracic Surgery 47 years experience
Mutiple: Heart attack, stroke, death, kidney injury or failure, infection, bleeding, cardiac tamponade, and complications of vascular disease, which can occur ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Few: Death bleeding infection sternal infection stroke recurrence graft failure long list but infrequent < 5%.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Few: Death bleeding infection sternal infection stroke recurrence graft failure long list but infrequent.
Dr. Matthew Cooper
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Bypass: Heart attack, stroke, death, major infection, kidney failure. However, the reality is that overall risk is low.
A member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Personal choice : It depends on the patients compliance with diet, medications, and exercise. Typically I should last several years, but it is so individual specific ac... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
Maybe not much: Sometimes, as the situation dictates, you may need immediate surgery, within just a few hours of presentation of cardiac symptoms. All depends on wha... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology 34 years experience
Both: The technical features of the cardiac surgery, including difficulty, age of patient, coexisting illness are important and will often times determine h... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hennig
Surgery - Thoracic 20 years experience
Stop smoking...: Chances are that after bypass surgery you will not need oxygen at home. But that being said, stopping smoking is an absolute necessity. All the pain... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: Once you have recovered from coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) moderate alcohol use can be part of a healthful diet. Of all the forms of alcohol e... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
See cardiologist: For heart patients less than a year after bypass it's best to play it safe and see cardiologist. Your dad at 50 is probably at higher risk since he h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
I : I am so sorry that your dad and your family are having to go through this. As you know, that is an extremely major surgery. Triple bypass with aorti... Read More