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What is the expected life expectancy following a CABG for a triple vessel disease with no other co mordities. Condition heredity, age 55?

What is the expected life expectancy following a CABG for a triple vessel disease with no other co mordities. Condition heredity, age 55?

Can live a full life: If surgery goes well, good LIMA and vein grafts, LVEF preserved (as u say no other comorbities) you should have a very full life. With all the progress in CV medicine, one can live with cad, chronic condition, be on the correct meds postop and live long! Meds needed too:Asa, ace inhibitor, statin, and beta blocker. I have patients living full lives 25 yrs post CABG. Need a technically good surgeon ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Definition)

The heart has 3 main arteries that supply its needed blood flow. When blockages in these arteries form then chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks can occur. Coronary artery bypass is 1 method of treatment. Veins and arteries are used to go around the blockages. These are sewn in before and after the blockages in ...Read more


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"my dad is 65 and report shows lcma: 40 50%, lad:80 and rca:50% lesion. It says "left main disease with triple vessel disease".Should he go for cabg?

His cardiologist?: What does his cardiologist say? You should meet with the cardiologist and your dad, and find out if there will be a referral made to a cardiovascular surgeon. The cardiologist may think he needs one, or may not, or may not know. It sounds like referral to this type of surgeon is certainly reasonable. The surgeon will do his/her own screening. You should also go to that appointment if possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat triple vessel coronary artery disease without cabg?

Is it possible to treat triple vessel coronary artery disease without cabg?

Yes, possible, but..: ... it is very individualized. Many factors are considered, including age, symptoms, stress results, recent heart attack, presence of diabetes, heart muscle function, coronary anatomy. It's highly complex, even if it doesn't seem that way. Your physicians prioritize dozens of data points to conclude that bypass may be necessary. Unless it is an emergency, a 2nd opinion may help allay your anxiety ...Read more

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Please tell me might be possible to treat triple vessel coronary artery disease without having a surgical cabg?

Please tell me might be possible to treat triple vessel coronary artery disease without having a surgical cabg?

Best option in most: Coronary artery bypass is considered the definitive treatment for triple vessel coronary disease. It may be possible to treat with stents, although outcomes have not typically been as good as surgery. The last choice is medical therapy which is not as good as either of the above options. ...Read more

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Sir, my father is recently diagnosed with triple vessel heart disease, but the problem is he has blood serum creatinine is 2.2, can he do cabg?

Sir, my father is recently diagnosed with triple vessel heart disease, but the problem is he has blood serum creatinine is 2.2, can he do cabg?

Reasonably safe: Kidney dysfunction does pose an increased risk for surgery, as well as a slightly increased risk that after surgery dialysis will be needed, but a creatinine of 2.2 probably should not preclude surgery if it is otherwise indicated. ...Read more

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My mother had an mi has3 vessel heart disease can't have a cabg. Takes 80 mg liptor now hospitalized with rhabdo unable to walk. Should she stoplipitor?

My mother had an mi has3 vessel heart disease can't have a cabg. Takes 80 mg liptor now hospitalized with rhabdo unable to walk. Should she stoplipitor?

Probably yes: There are a few different causes of rhabdo. But drugs like Lipitor (atorvastatin) can definitely be the cause. I would recommend stopping it. ...Read more

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Is it normal for neck area to be thicker, veins and neck muscles, after a quadruple bypass CABG surgery? Thank you.

Is it normal for neck area to be thicker, veins and neck muscles, after a quadruple bypass CABG surgery? Thank you.

Not really: Some times the neck veins are used for monitoring and may get thickened.
With post op weight loss the muscles may be more obvious. ...Read more

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I am 53 year old male with CABG & ptca history at the age of 41&47respectivly. My present wt is 80 kgs. My height is 5'9". Pl. Suggest on my diet plan?

I am 53 year old male with CABG & ptca history at the age of 41&47respectivly. My present wt is 80 kgs. My height is 5'9". Pl. Suggest on my diet plan?

Goal for Diet plan: Is related to total calorie intake and quality of food. Less calories from carbohydrates and more on fruits and vegetables, fish and gluten-free, organics may help. Stay away from cholesterol-rich food. Err on the side of less rather than more quantity. Food rich in anti-oxidants will be a plus. But, more than diet should be an exercise plan daily and has to be consistent. Antiplatelet agents. ...Read more

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Diabetic, CABG 2 years ago. Currently creatinine fluctuating between 4.8-5.6. Urine output inormal. Haemoglobin 8.4. How to reduce creatinine?

Diabetic, CABG 2 years ago. Currently creatinine fluctuating between 4.8-5.6. Urine output inormal. Haemoglobin 8.4. How to reduce creatinine?

Increased creatinine: It sounds like you have diabetic kidney disease and it is severe (stage V). With the numbers you have dialysis may be near. You are anemic which goes along with your chronic kidney disease. Drinking large amount of fluids could overload your heart and cause congestive heart failure. You need to see a kidney doctor ASAP if you are not already and be worked up. ...Read more

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Heard about cabg, what is it?

Cabg: Stands for Coronary artery bypass grafting. When there are severe blockages in the arteries that feed the heart, blood vessels from the body are used to reroute blood past these blockages. ...Read more

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Centre of excellence for CABG in the us?

Many!!: Where are you located so that we can tell you the closest one to you? ...Read more

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Is sgpt high trouble - person had cabg?

Liver test: For cardiac we look at troponins and cpk

liver shot shot bilirubin

if any are high, an explation is needed! ...Read more

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Post CABG pts can hav intercourse?

Post CABG pts can hav intercourse?

Sex after CABG: Of course you can have sex after cabg. During the first six weeks or recovery, avoid positions that will put stress on the sternum. Once the wound is healed, a healthy sex life is encouraged. ...Read more

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Cabg 10yrs one stent 4yrago still get pressure.

Cabg 10yrs one stent 4yrago still get pressure.

Reevaluate: Stents and bypass can be great but recurrence or new lesions can happen and need therapy. ...Read more

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After CABG, are allowed to perform AF ablation??

Yes: AF ablation is a non-invasive procedure done by an EP doctor. Howver, while undergoing open heart surgery, other methods exist to rid off AF and/or embolic risk with sutures, etc. ...Read more

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Period of taken telmesartin 40mg after CABG sergery?

Depends: Telmisartin or Micardis (telmisartan) is a a blood pressure (BP) medicine. It is classified as an arb (angiotension receptor blocker), and is a very effective treatment for high blood pressure. BP control is an important step in managing heart disease including blocakages. Most patients after CABG need to be on long term blood pressure meds. An arb is often a good choice. It's up to you and your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there an age limit for having a CABG (bypass) procedure?

Is there an age limit for having a CABG (bypass) procedure?

No: No age limit. It depends on your other health issues and your activity level. I've seen 90 year old women get bypasses. ...Read more

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Is it OK to have CABG if previously had stroke/mini stroke?

Yes: It is OK to have CABG with previous TIA? CVA provided there a negative work up of carotid disease either with ultrasound or CT angiogram if ultrasound is equivocal ...Read more