A 40-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

What happens if a person had only a 40% chance of surviving heart by pass surgery how bad would they have to be?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Probability: Coronary bypass surgery is done with a great deal of success. To be quoted only a 40% chance of survival would imply very abnormal cardiorespiratory function. Other organ systems might also be quite abnormal.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Extreme: It really all depends on the underlying health of the patient, the type of surgery, the reason for surgery and the skill of the surgeon. We wish you a ... Read More
A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Ask her doctor: With her permission. We do not have enough information to make that assessment. Her cardiologist is in the best position to make that assessment. Wish ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
36 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Obviously a serious combination of problems, but survival is certainly very possible.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Very good: Risk factors can change that, but generally the risk from surgery is low< 2% dying, bleeding, infection etc. Obese, diabetic, renal failure, smokers ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month