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

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Number of vessels: Triple (3) versus quadruple (4) vessels bypassed...

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CAB: The only difference is in how many bypasses are performed. Triple would be three vessels bypassed, quadruple would be four; the operation is the same ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: One additional graft hookup to another coronary. Ten- fifteen minute longer operation. The rest of the operation is about the same risks and benefit ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Depends on age, left ventricle, other risks etc. Depends on conduits- internal mammary grafts. The point is that most do well and for along time. I ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Usually 6-8 weeks: Assuming this was not minimally invasive or a percutaneous procedure, but a regular sternotomy with or without extracorporeal circulation ("on/off pum ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Immediately should be with care. After a month or so, same as most flyers, presuming all checkups are on target!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Guyton
45 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Mutiple: Heart attack, stroke, death, kidney injury or failure, infection, bleeding, cardiac tamponade, and complications of vascular disease, which can occur ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Few: Death bleeding infection sternal infection stroke recurrence graft failure long list but infrequent.
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
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
39 years experience General Surgery
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
32 years experience Anesthesiology
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
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