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How are eecp & heart bypass surgery different?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Both for angina: They're both for angina. Bypass is a major open chest surgery. Eecp is non-invasive. Bypass provides lasting benefit and, in carefully selected patients, improves life expectancy. Neither is true for eecp.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between eecp and heart bypass surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 34 years experience
Invasive/noninvasive: Both coronary bypass surgery and eecp are used to treat patients with coronary artery disease and angina. Typically, bypass is for patients who have multiple blocked arteries or other situations where angioplasty and stenting are not feasible. Eecp is used for treatment when either angioplasty or bypass surgery are not feasible and the patient continues to have angina despite maximal medications.
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What are the differences between eecp & heart bypass surgery ?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CABG: Coronary bypass surgery is a highly effective treatment for symptomatic coronary artery disease not adequately controlled with diet, exercise and medications. EECP is a weakly effective treatment used when all other more effective treatments such as those above have not yielded symptom relief. It can help to improve symptoms when the more effective means haven't succeeded.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What happens in heart bypass surgery?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
See below: A vein can be taken from the leg, sewn to the aorta and the other end is sewn to the coronary artery beyond a blockage. Thus blood flows from the aorta, through that vein, and then into the coronary artery bypassing the blockage. Alternatively, the internal mammary artery can be connected to the coronary artery.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What should I eat and what not to eat after heart bypass surgery?

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Dr. Matthew Cooper
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
In moderation: The answer is everything in moderation. The american heart association and butter busters are reasonable places to start. Watch the salt (adjust to the natural taste of things), minimize the fats, if not off limits a bit of red wine is good, all combined with graduated exercise. For more detail, ask your doctor about a nutritionist or for additional materials he/she may have prepared.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How dangerous is heart bypass surgery?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
Not very: The average mortality rate from CABG nationally is about 2-3%. This increases in older, sicker patients with more medical illnesses, and those with heart failure and acute heat attacks.

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