A 32-year-old member asked:
Can you have pre-emptive heart bypass surgery to mitigate the risk of death by heart attack?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cardiology 48 years experience
NO: There is not such a thing as "per-emptive" bypass surgery.
If you are worried about heart attack, you have to address risk factors, including: Smoking, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and sedentary lifestyle.
Exercise and a prudent diet will help you more than anything else.
3.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
What are the the risks & drawbacks of heart bypass surgery - not the benefits?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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