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How long does it take for patient to recover from coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
3 months: At least. Up to 6 months.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for patient to fully recover after coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
3months: About 3 months. Patients enrolled in a cardiac rehab program recover quicker and maintain a higher level of function. In addition they have fewer complications in the future.
A 25-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for patient to recover fully after coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Six weeks: Assuming a routine cabg, full recovery is usually about 6 weeks. Sometimes memory and concentration issues due to anesthetic or the heart lung bypass machine may persist a bit longer. If the procedure was a minimally invasive surgery with or without robotic components, the recovery may be shorter. Cardiac rehab may be worthwhile up to 12 weeks post operation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the advantages and limitations of coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Survival advantage: The advantages include relief of chest pain, prevention of heart attack and improving survival. The limitations include risks of surgery, pain and recovery time.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the death rate of coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 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 39 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.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the risk rate on coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Thoracic Surgery 22 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.

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