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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. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Bypass surgery is done to aid in weight loss and recovery from obesity by drastically diminishing the size and absorptive capacity of the stomach. Bypass surgery is often successful, but requires extensive follow-up with ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What does the "bypass" in bypass surgery mean?

What does the "bypass" in bypass surgery mean?

Going around: The grafts in bypass grafting route blood around blockages in the native arteries. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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!, . ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If I eat exactly the way someone who has had gastic bypass surgery, will I lose weight?

Gastric bypass: They might very well be, we don't do the operation on people who are able to cut their food intake and lose weight, they don't need it. If you've been offered bypass without giving you a shot at really cutting caloric intake to obviate surgery, something may be amiss. ...Read more

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Is there a way to find out how good a hospital is when it comes to bypass surgery? What percent of pts live, etc.? Thank you.

Ask?: Most of us choose a busy hospital near home and family.
Your cardiologist will likely have a credible opinion
sts database
medicare database
most of the "advertising" is slanted.

Generally busy places are doing well (or hey get un-busy!). ...Read more

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What exactly is a triple bypass surgery?

What exactly is a triple bypass surgery?

Bypassing...: Usually the three vessels of the heart (right coronary, left circumflex, and left anterior descending) get bypassed. There could be other combinations of these vessels for the triple bypass, though. ...Read more

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What is the duration of triple bypass surgery?

About 4 hours: The average time of bypass surgery if about four hours but it depends on a lot ot things. Some surgeons are faster than others but that does not necessarily mean that faster is better. Also it depends on how technically difficult the surgery is. I can never be sure how long it will take me to drive to work. That I get there safely is the most important thing. ...Read more

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Which is better angioplasty or bypass surgery?

Which is better angioplasty or bypass surgery?

Depends: It depends on what patient with what conditions. For example, if a patient comes in while they're having a heart attack, going to the cath lab for an angioplasty is much better than a bypass operation. In diabetics with two or more vessels blocked, bypass is much better. It depends on the person's medical condition and the number of vessels really. ...Read more

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How much would a quadruple bypass surgery cost?

Depends: The total cost ranges anywhere between $35, 000 to about $70, 000 depending on which hospital and which region of the country you have it done at. ...Read more

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Which is better: angioplasty or a bypass surgery?

Which is better: angioplasty or a bypass surgery?

Depends: Too broad a question. Pts with poor heart function, mutiple vessels invoved, diabetics and left main involvement tend to be treated by bypass. The data suggests that the higher risk pts need complete revascularization and this is usually achieved by surger. With drug coated stents and improved technology the gap has closed and either may be suitable. Risks/benefits/alternatives should be discussed. ...Read more

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How are angioplasty and bypass surgery different?

Approach: Angioplasty is usually done through an artery, and is called a percutaneous approach. Bypass surgery is done in the or, and requires a surgical incision for access. ...Read more

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Grandpa having a double bypass surgery, is it safe?

Grandpa having a double bypass surgery, is it safe?

Bypass surgery: If he has blocked coronary arteries, and they can it be fixed with stenting, then yes he will need bypass surgery. It is a big operation, but is safe if done by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more