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Can A Friend Or A Family Member Donate The Saphenous Vein For Ilial Bypass Surgery
Transplant: A saphenous vein cannot be donated from one person to another. In certain instances cryoprepared (frozen) cadaver veins are used in bypass surgery but only in exceptional circumstances. ...Read more
Internal thoracic arteries and saphenous veins are used to bypass the obstructed native coronaries.
Depending on location and number if diseased vessels, more length of vein may be harvested, prepared, reversed due to intrinsic valves, and sewn to aorta as inflow, and to distal coronary to provide new flow to heart. ...Read more
My veins are really dark and show through out my whole body. Could this be a cause for concern? Have had bad health since gastric bypass surgery!
Weight loss: The veins may be more visible from the weight loss. The benefits of the weight loss however far outweigh the risks of the excess weight. It depends of course how much weight you've lost, when you had the bypass, and your medical conditions. I would suggest you call your surgeon for a follow-up evaluation and see if they have any suggestions. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Father has factor 5 leiden. Am due for endovenous laser surgery on saphenous vein for varices under local anaesthetic. Should I be tested? Is it risky?
Does your father have a heterozygous or a homozygous factor v leiden?
In the setting of no evidence of thrombosis/blood clots- you do not need to get a factor v leiden check. It is mainly a blood work. Your surgery is only local laser surgery - you should be fine. Post-op you should be able to be back on your feet and walk around again. Do not smoke, be active, avoid being sedentary, exercise. ...Read more
Per doppler I & doc knew per doppler right leg vein no good still he removed vein of right leg during bypass surgery & found it no good. Doctor error?
Is there ensurance of no heart attack after bypass surgery of heart for 80% blockage on all vessels?
At one operation, we fix all we can.
Some people persist with the same high risk behaviors.
Future blockage can occur in the native arteries or the grafts.
No guarantee, but good results. ...Read more
If I have significant occlusive atheromatous disease of all my major cardiac vessels, should I have an imeediate bypass surgery?
What are the risks and benefits of stenting diseased blood vessels / heart bypass surgery / heart transplant / artificial heart valve transplant?
Way too complex: This question is way too complex for a short text Q&A. Individual patient information is needed to really discuss risks and benefits. This discussion needs to be with a live cardiologist and/or cardiac surgeon. ...Read more
I have a family member who will be undergoing cardiac bypass surgery soon. How is the leg vessel "fixed" after a portion is removed for the surgery?
Collaterals: Often if multiple bypasses are needed, veins are harvested from the leg for use. Post operatively part of rehab is walking and may require compression hose to prevent swelling in the leg till the body replaces the removed vein with new small veins that will take over the job of returning blood to the central circulation. Walking and exercise will encourage the growth that may take multiple months. ...Read more
Is there a?: At one time, serious heart disease was considered a contraindication to use of nicotine patches, as was pregnancy. However, that is no longer the case. Judicious use of nicotine patches is far preferable to smoking cigarettes, and are widely used to help people, even post-operatively, to give up smoking or other kinds of tobacco use. ...Read more
I have a friend that just had triple bypass surgery he has a rash develop that his body not sure if it's from nicotine patches or if its staph infecti
Prob not infection: There are many kinds if rashes. A very common cause of rashes after surgery is a reaction to medications. Patients are frequently exposed to new ones after surgery. You mentioned the patch. If the rash is near the patch this could be the cause. Also tape can cause rashes. Though bacterial infection can cause rashes they don't happen frequently. But the surgeon should look at it to be sure. ...Read more
My friend just a triple bypass surgery he is using. A nicotine patch and he has a rash on his upper torso is this related to the nicotine patch?
Doubtful: Typically, a person who is truly allergic or has a reaction to the nicotine patch will have a reaction right where the patch is placed-- usually looking like the patch is still there even when it's removed. This is because they are reacting to the adhesive on the patch. The nicotine itself really can't cause an allergic reaction because, as a smoker, they've been inhaling this drug for many years! ...Read more
Gastric bypass: Yes. It may not be the best choice for everyone, the the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more
Gastric bypass: The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. The sleeve is a close second. ...Read more
Read this for information:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Gastric_bypass_surgery
My doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals can I eat?
What do you suggest if my doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals?
Education: Patients that undergo a weight reducing procedure, known as bariatric surgery, must undergo appropriate screening and preparation prior to surgery, including a several month period of regimented diet and achievement of defined goals. Failure to do so increases the risk that the procedure will not achieved desired weight loss. You will not be able to eat the same diet after surgery. ...Read more
Varies: The graft may have closed because it was attached to a diffusely diseased vessel with miminal flow. If the area is collateralized, nothing may need to be done. If reduced blood flow to that are of the heart is documented and associated with symptoms, then your own vessel that lost the bypass may possibly be opened with a stent. Talk to your cardiologist. ...Read more
How much more risky or dangerous is it to perform a pneumonectomy on someone who had a bypass surgery 8 years previous?
Unusual also since pnemonectomy is most common for cancer that is extensive.
If on left must be careful with mammary graft.
Wedge or lobectomy
are well tolerated if the heart function is good.
Consider a cath to be sure of graft status.
With good preparation, it is possible. ...Read more
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
Puss formation after 10 years of bypass surgery, its paining and itching please tell about its cure and why this happens?
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.
Most of us choose a busy hospital near home and family.
Your cardiologist will likely have a credible opinion
most of the "advertising" is slanted.
Generally busy places are doing well (or hey get un-busy!). ...Read more
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Likely: But you need expert advice on exactly what was done and what is possible in the current situation. ...Read more
Bypass and band: Gastric bypass is the gold standard, been around for 50yrs, results in the greatest weight loss, highest cure rates for diabetes, hypertension, etc, but has a slightly higher risk. It is an excellent operation and accounts for the majority of weight loss operations done in the us. It is safe if done by a surgeon who has done thousands of cases. ...Read more
Medication: However, medication is generally not nearly as good a substitute in terms of restoring adequate blood flow to the heart muscle as is bypass surgery in the patients who are recommended to have bypass surgery. ...Read more
Occurs not infrequen: What you describe can be anything from a skipped beat, (most likely) to a "pause" and is usually benign and resolves on its own, but let your doctor know. A disruption of the conductive pathways between the sa and the av node can occur especially with valve surgery. This is picked up early on and may require a pace maker. If your condition persists, or you feel dizzy, let doctor know right away. ...Read more
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