U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old member asked:

is triple bypass surgery the same as coronary artery bypass surgery?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
Essentially: Triple bypass refers to 3 bypasses of diseased ( occluded ) coronary arteries.
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes it is a type: Yes it's a specific type where 3 arteries are bypassed.

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
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A member asked:

Does the same virus that causes genital herpes cause cold sores?

6 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Herpes viruses come in two flavors- HSV i and HSV ii. Either virus can occur on the lips or in the genitalia.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to prevent coronary artery disease?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Coronary artery disease is caused by a build up of cholesterol on the walls of coronary arteries. Decreasing cholesterol may help. There has been a lot of research done to see what supplements may be helpful, but i can tell you that their effect is modest if that. Garlic is one, flexseed, fiber supplements (benefiber) are some examples. Red rice yeast, although, popular may cause other problems.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does high blood pressure contribute to coronary artery disease?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Yes: Yes overtime it does.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Is the stomach flu the same as seasonal influenza?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
No: Usually the seasonal influenza refers to respiratory infection or lung infection while stomach flu refers to virus that specializes in the gastrointestinal tract that usually leads to diarrhea or nausea or vomiting.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long after breast surgery with implants will I be in pain for?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Pain: Variable; i put the implant under the muscle which may have more pain than under the breast only. Either way it will not be very painful after 2-3 weeks.

Related questions

A 33-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 35-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in

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
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Dec 4, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.