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Can Someone Have Heart Bypass Surgery If His Or Her Aorta Is Calcified
Yes. : A calcified aorta typically makes the procedure more challenging, mainly because most heart surgery requires a "bypass" machine to keep blood perfusing the body. The"return" cannula is typically inserted into the root of aorta. Calcified aorta makes this harder and riskier to do. Other options exist however, the femoral artery is ofter used if aorta severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart bypass surgery is for coronary artery atherosclerotic disease. Arteries and veins are used as bypass grafts to bring new blood supply into coronary arteries beyond these blockages. These operations are done usually with cardiopulmonary bypass via a sternotomy incision. Relief of angina, improved survival and heart function ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Other segments of the aorta can become aneurysmal, or other arteries such as the iliac or popliteal arteries, or even arteries of the brain. The most common non-cranial aneurysm is the aorta below the kidneys. This is most common in men >65 who have ever smoked. Brain / cerebral aneurysms can occur at any age and are slightly more common in women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother has severe blockage in her corroded artery, an aorta aneurysm and had afib with all this can she have a face lift done what are the risks?
Anything... but...: You can eat anything, but in reality your best bet is to switch to a more healthful diet which is what i call "flexeterian" -- mostly plant based products (vegetables and fruits and only 100% whole grains) and avoidance of most animal products, dairy, etc. When you do eat meat, limit yourself to small portions of poultry or fish that is steamed or grilled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad is 80, and doesn't want to get a heart cath to detr if he has clogged arteries. What could the repercussions be of not doing the procedure?
Discuss w doctor: That is certainly his right. Many patients with CAD can be managed effectively w conservative strategies. Lack of even a confirmatory diagnostic heart cath might lead to a path of medication choices based on presumption rather than a confirmed diagnosis. This exposes him to potential side effects as well. Regardless, current data suggests that these procedures can be done safely in the elderly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just wondering, if you had a bypass on your aorta, is that considered coronary artery disease?
My father in law has thoracic aortic aneurysm that needs surgery? How long can he live with it untreated?
No: Pulmonary stenosis (ps) without other heart problems is relatvely easy to manage. Only a small fraction of children with ps require any sort of repair, which is often possible with a catheter procedure rather than surgery. Heart transplant would not be considered unless there were other more severe cardiac issues in addition to ps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband had open heart surgery at 57 for a mitrial valve repair. At 66 he needs his aortic valve replaced He is in excellent health. Can he have a third operation when that tissue valve wears out?
Sure: The suggestion would be to cross the bridge when you get there. Since he's in good health he probably won't need any more surgeries... There are other minimally invasive valve procedures being developed... So when the time comes for third - he may be a candidate for that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does 30% heart function mean? The dr's told my friend his grandpa has that & surgery options not an option. He had heart attack & stents placed?
Your friend have : Ischemic cardiomiopathy. The left ventricle is weak due to the heart attack. 30% ejection fraction it's a measurement of the left ventricular effectiveness in pumping blood. Normal is more than 55%. If surgery not an option your friend need to change his lifestyle and follow100% the cardiologist medical regimen. Cardiac rehabilitation very important. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma
It's his decision: Your father has serious medical problems. It's impossible to accurately gauge operative risk without all the details, but renal and kidney failure complicate the prospect of heart surgery. In any case, the decision to have surgery is in his hands. Get the best information from the medical team, and discuss it with your family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has a very large splenic infarction caused when they had to embolize his splenic artery. Does his spleen need to be removed?
See below: It is not a matter of what age you have to be. The disease tends to be more likely to be present in older people. So as you get older you are more likely to need it. If necessary, the surgery can even be done in very old patients so that age is not really a limiting factor. A child would very rarely need this type of surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is cardio thoracic vascular surgery my son 's stents are blocked, he has cardiomyopathy and needs a defibrillator?
Can i exercise with aortic aneurysm? My father is in his 70's and had a slight aortic aneurysm. He wants to start exercising in the gym, but i'm concerned it may be dangerous. Are there any particular machines or exercises he should avoid?
Your : Your father should avoid activities that raise the blood pressure excessively. Heavy weight lifting should be avoided at all costs, and he should focus on light aerobic activity such as briskly walking on a treadmill. A good rule of thumb is to exercise just enough to break a light sweat while maintaining the ability to carry on a conversation. I would recommend that he have an exercise stress test with a cardiologist to assess his blood pressure response to exercise and to help develop an exercise prescription. Any chest, back or abdominal pain or pressure with exercise should be taken very seriously and prompt immediate medical attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
46 years old with bifurcation aorta iliac artery atherosclerosis do I have to wait for a bypass or can a stent be placed severe heart disease in fam?
Get angiogram: If you have aortoiliac iliac disease an angiogram will help define the anatomy.stent are very effective in this location and are really the first line treatment. At age 46 with family history , modification of diet and life style are very important. No smoking! Cardiac evaluation with stress test with be added to your work up almost certainly. ...Read more
Will an echocardiogram detect coronary artery disease even if it does not show any valve problems? My husband is 75, has been smoking (not a heavy smoker) for 50 years, has had a mild stroke and surgery on a carotid artery.
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Is unfolding if aorta serious? Fatal or can be treated? Someone close to me has the X-ray showing everythg else ok but unfolding of aorta ...
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