U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the risk rate on coronary artery bypass surgery?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Thoracic Surgery 23 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.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Ok: Dying bleeding infection stroke recurrence are all low and 98-99%?Survival and with risk control long term good results.
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Not bad: The average national mortality rate for CABG is less than 2%. Other more serious complications occur less than 10% of the time.

Similar questions

A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the death rate of coronary artery bypass surgery?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 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 40 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.
Feb 29, 2012
A 38-year-old member asked:

I was wondering is coronary artery bypass surgery expensive?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
CABG: Coronary artery bypass surgery is expensive. There are many doctors, nurses and facilities involved.
CA
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the mortality rate due to coronary artery bypass surgery?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
Around 1%: Most patients simple bypass surgery has a 1% mort and morbidity.If pts are older the lv fxn is poor or the pt needs valve surgery the risk goes up.Smokers previous strokes and poor health adds to the post op complications.Diabetics are especially prone to post op infections.The sverely under weight and overweight pts have difficult post op courses.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
The mortality for coronary bypass surgery depends on the co morbidities of the patient. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has a risk calculator that if used properly will show what has been the actual mortality and morbidity for different cardiac operations on actual patients for the given comorbidities.
Feb 29, 2012
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the number of people that have coronary artery bypass surgery each year?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
CABG: According to the american heart association, 427, 000 in 2004...
CA
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is coronary artery bypass surgery like?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 24 years experience
See video: In you tube there is a nice video showing the procedure. There are also visual graphics and animations.

Related questions

A 34-year-old member asked:
Can you please describe the benefits and limitations of coronary artery bypass surgery?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 19-year-old female asked about a 67-year-old female:
Is coronary artery bypass surgery for a 67y/o women good to do it and can she not do it what will be the effect of that? answer please
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 33-year-old member asked:
What exactly is "endarterectomy" in coronary artery bypass surgery?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
Is triple bypass surgery the same as coronary artery bypass surgery?
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 35-year-old member asked:
Whats life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jul 18, 2020

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.