A member asked:

What can go wrong during a quadruple heart bypass?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Anthony Furnary answered

Specializes in

LOTS!: Stroke, death, bleeding, infection , kidney failure, etc. However the incidence of these things is relatively low for someone of your age. The older we get the higher the incidence of such risks.

Answered 6/19/2013


Dr. Michael Fiocco answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Many things: The most concerning complications are stroke, kidney failure, pneumonia, bleeding and infection. These are rare. The most common complications are irregular heart rhythm, constipation and fluid retention. The vast majority of patients (98%) have minimal self limiting complications, go home in three days, and are driving and back to work (not strenuous) in 3-4 weeks.

Answered 10/31/2018



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