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What is the life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CABG: The life expectancy has to do with their general status as well as their cardiac disease. In general if well treated people do very well post cabg. On the other hand if they have severe cardiac damage, ef <10% and active ventricular arrhythmias, their life expectancy is not good.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Improved generally: 98%!from surgery then close to tables for age, sex, and other diseases stop smoking weight control exercize are critical.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Excellent: If they follow instructions, they are returned to close to natural history of their age group and risk group diabetes high lipids high blood pressure etc no smoking, .

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Whats life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: Yes certainly. Bypass surgery under the right circumstance is performed to improve quality of life and also longevity. How long one survives after bypass is of course dependent on the age, condition of the heart and overall health at the time of the surgery.
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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 38-year-old member asked:

I was wondering is coronary artery bypass surgery expensive?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CABG: Coronary artery bypass surgery is expensive. There are many doctors, nurses and facilities involved.
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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