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i have 3 bypass heart surgeries that have not been working in 100%. what can i do?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
See your cardiologis: I don't know if you mean you have had 3 separate bypass operations on your heart or you had a triple bypass surgery to your heart. Either way, your cardiologist and surgeon are your best resource. Unfortunately, not all bypass grafts stay open. There are many factors as to why this is. Options from reoperation, balloons and stents, tmr etx vary from case to case. Check w/ your doctors.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
It depends: Do you mean a triple bypass at one operation? If so, you may be suitable for percutaneous coronary intervention=pci or reoperation if your risk factors are controlled: non smoking weight controlled etc. If you have had 3 operations, the above may not be a suitable set of options and you need to maximize your medical and personal factors.

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