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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 47 years experience
Yes it is a type: Yes it's a specific type where 3 arteries are bypassed.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is coronary artery bypass surgery like?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 24 years experience
See video: In you tube there is a nice video showing the procedure. There are also visual graphics and animations.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How is coronary artery bypass surgery conducted?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
It is done: With or without cardio-pulmonary bypass. The core principle is to bypass a blocked coronary artery using vein, mammary artery as conduit or substitute, like cephalic vein or gastro-epiploic artery in extreme circumstances.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you describe coronary artery bypass surgery?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: The coronaries are to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscle of the heart. When there are blockages in the native arteries a surgeon can open the sternum and take veins from the legs to bypass the blockages by rerouting blood from the aorta past the blockage. This is done under anesthesia in a hospital operating room.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the recovery of coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
6-12 week restricted: The sternum (breast bone) is the vulnerable item after bypass and one shouldn't drive or lift anything >5# for 6 weeks. No heavy lifting for 12 weeks. One can walk and shower within days. Sex is okay when one feels well enough. Fatigue is common for 1 - 3 months. Appetite may be depressed the first several weeks. Pain is minimal & easily controlled.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the limitations of coronary artery bypass surgery?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
6-12 week restricted: The sternum (breast bone) is the vulnerable item after bypass and one shouldn't drive or lift anything >5# for 6 weeks. No heavy lifting for 12 weeks. One can walk and shower within days. Sex is okay when one feels well enough.

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