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A 38-year-old member asked:

I was wondering is coronary artery bypass surgery expensive?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
CABG: Coronary artery bypass surgery is expensive. There are many doctors, nurses and facilities involved.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the risk rate on coronary artery bypass surgery?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
STS risk calculator: You can estimate the risk with the sts risk calculator. Search "sts risk calculator" on your favorite search engine. Based on many factors; age, comorbodities, renal function, ect... It will estimate the risk of having surgery. For a healthy 50 yo it should be around 1% mortality if undergoing bypass.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the death rate of coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 years experience
Less than 1%: It should be less than (typically, much less than, these days) 1% overall for any institution. If it is more, perhaps they should not be performing the procedure.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
The mortality of coronary bypass depends on co-morbidities, coronary anatomy, cardiac function, acuity, acute MI or not. May go from 1 to 15-20% sometimes higher. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Risk calculator will inform you the actual mortality on patients with the particular risk prophile.
Feb 29, 2012
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the number of people that have coronary artery bypass surgery each year?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
CABG: According to the american heart association, 427, 000 in 2004...
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you please describe the benefits and limitations of coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Many: Stop angina in some patient groups, prolong survival. Increase coronary blood flow. Follow with cardiac rehab to prevent new or recurrent issues. Limited by patient risk factors, and behavior (smoking, obesity, diabetes) some immediate risk of the surgery for dying, bleeding, infection, stroke but < 2% in general.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What exactly is "endarterectomy" in coronary artery bypass surgery?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 years experience
Rare!: Endarterectomy is not commonly performed during coronary artery bypass grafting; but in the strict sense of it, it is the removal of the plaque and really part of the inside wall of the artery during the operation. This by the way, is the common way of clearing the carotid arteries (arteries in the neck).
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Sometimes coronary endarterectomy may be required as the last high risk attemp at coronary revascularization. However, acute coronary thombosis may occur depending on the extent..
Feb 29, 2012

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