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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can the person who went through heart bypass surgery live a really long life ?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
Probably: Depends on the overall heart function and severity of disease. In general patients do very well if they follow their treatment plan, stop smoking, control blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Each case is different however.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long on average does it take to do a heart bypass surgery?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
About 4 hours: Well it depends on exactly what type of surgery. Also it depends on whether there are any complicating problems that might occur during the surgery. It also depends on how fast the surgeon is. The result is more important than how long it takes, so if it takes longer, the patient may do fine. I sometimes ask how long does it take you to drive home or bake a cake. It might vary from day to day.
A 25-year-old member asked:

Does heart bypass surgery increase longevity in a person?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes in some patients: In some patients with a damaged ventricle and left main or triple vessel coronary artery disease it does.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for a person who went through heart bypass surgery to live long life?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes: Yes, my father in law had bypass surgery more than 20years ago and he is now 88 years old and still going strong.

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