A 40-year-old member asked:
What are the main risks of getting a triple heart bypass?
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Anesthesiology 33 years experience
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Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Heart attack, death: The technique of coronary bypass has matured over the years, and now carries an operative mortality of about 1-2%. Factors that increase risk are smoking, obesity, redo procedure. At 41 years old, assuming you are not a heavy smoker, you should do well.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Are there any serious dangers/risks of getting a triple heart bypass?
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Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes but also if not: Open heart cardiac bypass surgery has many potential risks during the surgery and during recovery- rhythm problems, fluid buildup around heart/in lung cavities, infection, etc. These potential problems are monitored closely and treated if they occur.
The risk of severe obstructive coronary artery disease (requiring bypass sugery) is also very significant and life threatening if not treated.
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