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My father is 79 years old. He suffered through an on going battle with chf; as well as 6-way bypass surgery. He hasn't been able to keep food downwhy?

My father is 79 years old. He suffered through an on going battle with chf; as well as 6-way bypass surgery. He hasn't been able to keep food downwhy?

? Ischemic: Your father's condition is such that it should be discussed in person with his doctor. Adverse effects of medication, peptic ulcer, and chronic mesenteric ischemia are some common causes as based on his risk factors. If the bypass was recent, there is a chance they could be related and you would want to bring it to the attention of his surgeon. Blessings for your father.

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Any way to find out the overall survival rate for people who get tripple bypass surgery? Thank you.

Yes: The society of thoracic surgeons has an extensive database that is public. Www. Sts. Org one can enter other factors age diabetes smoking heart function to get to the most accurate rates generally good results in the usa.

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After 2 mi's, 8 cath's, 6 stents and 2 angioplasty's in the past 2 years, should I be planning on bypass surgery in the near future?

After 2 mi's, 8 cath's, 6 stents and 2 angioplasty's in the past 2 years, should I be planning on bypass surgery in the near future?

Not necessarily: Time to change your diet. Read "prevent and reverse heart disease" by dr caldwell esselstyn. There is good evidence that a whole foods, plant based diet, that is low in fat can prevent and reverse coronary artery disease. It is a 'do no harm' intervention that could change your metabolism and propensity to develop atherosclerotic changes in your vessels.

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What is bypass surgery?

What is bypass surgery?

Heart surgery.: Bypass surgery is an operation in which surgeons create a bypass to allow blood to go around blockages in the arteries. To accomplish a bypass, surgeons use a graft - a blood vessel from the leg or chest. With the graft in place, blood can now flow freely to the heart muscle, bypassing the blocked or narrowed section of the artery. A week's stay in the hospital is usually necessary afterwards.

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O band or bypass surgery?

O band or bypass surgery?

Depends: There are several facets of the puzzle that go into this decision. You and your physician need to sit down and decide which is in your best interest.

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Where to get bypass surgery?

Where to get bypass surgery?

High volume: Choose a center with a high volume. You can ask around to find out the volume and outcomes in your area.

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How serious is bypass surgery?

Serious: But done with excellent results. How serious is not having by pass surgery if you need it?

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What's is multiple bypass surgery?

Certainly: Bypasses are for the diseased, obstructed coronary arteries to the heart. Average 3-4 grafts per operation. More or less grafts depends on the anatomy and obstructions and coronary sizes.

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Can u have more than I bypass surgery?

Can u have more than I bypass surgery?

Yes--may not need to: Coronary bypass is done these days using the mammary artery (from under the collarbone) to create a great size-matched bypass into the lad (artery on the front of the heart). This almost always lasts a lifetime. Vein grafts may fail after 6 years ~ 50% of the time. It is often possible to treat these failures with stents of the original arteries (or the grafts) rather than doing another bypass.

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What is the duration of bypass surgery?

What is the duration of bypass surgery?

About 3 hours: Hello pbloom -- uncomplicated heart bypass should take about 2-3 hours.

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What does the "bypass" in bypass surgery mean?

Detour: The bypass does not refer to the bypass machine, which reroutes the blood away from the heart and lungs so it can be oxygenated and sent back to the body. A bypass is the actual graft (vein or artery) that is used to jump over the blockage in a coronary artery, like a detour around a road that is damaged. The blockage remains in place, but the blood flow bypasses it through the graft.

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How long does a quintuple bypass surgery take?

Approximately: The time (incision to dressing) for a quintuple bypass is 3.5 hours plus or minus.

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What options if bypass surgery cannot be performed?

Meds, PCI, TMR: Medical therapy first and foremost. Angioplasty if suitable target vessels. Tmr is laser channels for refractory angina if above fail.

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Is medication a life long affair after bypass surgery?

Medications: Not necessarily. Medications may be required to control the risk factors.

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Wat diet should. My husband take after bypass surgery?

Wat diet should. My husband take after bypass surgery?

Low fat: Low sodium in general. Plenty of good information on heart healthy diets out there.

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What are the social and economic impacts of bypass surgery?

Multiple: Social: life saving, return to productive work and family life as parents and grandparents. Economic: expensive one time for most folks-and return to taxpaying status!, .

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How to help grandfather who is having a double bypass surgery?

Be there: Just be there. Especially after he comes out of the ICU. (in the ICU, you're not allowed to be visit much and he'll be sedated and less aware that you're present.). In the next 2-4 weeks after he comes home, he'll really need help with ordinary chores like getting meals, paying bills, washing clothes, etc.

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After my bypass surgery, what medications will I need to take at home?

It depends: This question is best answered by your surgeon and cardiologist. Some having heart surgery return home taking maybe one or two medications for a short time, most return on one or more meds permanently. The medications are prescribed to optimize your condition, and each patients situation is different. It is important to be compliant.

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How long should I wait after my bypass surgery before taking a long plane trip?

How long should I wait after my bypass surgery before taking a long plane trip?

This varies: Keep in mind, some patients travel by plane to get their surgery. In general, some risks of flying involve development of blood clots, that risk is elevated during the initial post op period. Avoided by keeping active (walk when permitted), hydration. Your surgeon will tell you. Uncomplicated surgery, 3 weeks. Again, talk to your surgeon. Sternal wires may set off certain alarm types.

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How soon can I travel in a car after bypass surgery? How long after bypass surgery can I travel in a car?

Car: Travel in a car is possible going home from the hospital post cabg. We don't recommend sitting behind a steering wheel for over 6 weeks post sternal splitting surgery. Long car trip should await healing and reconditioning post op.

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