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What is a cardiac bypass?

What is a cardiac bypass?

Surgery: Just like bypassing traffick routes it is a way to reestablish blood flow to the blocked vessel distal to the blockage\like in the pic there is internal mammary artery bypass to left anterior artery this is a lima bypass. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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What is a cardiac bypass?

What is a cardiac bypass?

Depends: Could be two things. Cardiopulmonary bypass is a machine/technique that takes over the function of the heart and lungs during cardiac surgery so that the heart can be stopped temporarily so that surgery can be performed on the nonbeating heart. Or coronary bypass (CABG) is the placement of a bypass graft, by surgery, to provide blood flow around a blocked coronary artery. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Tip)

Living with Coronary Artery Disease

A Cardiac Haiku Coronary plaque Can be tamed with good diet, Meds, and exercise. ...See more

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Could a do perform a cardiac bypass?

Could a do perform a cardiac bypass?

Yes: Dos have the same training as mds. If a do does post-graduate training in surgery and then cardiothoracic surgery, s/he can be a cardiothoracic surgeon qualified to do cardiac bypasses. ...Read more

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Could a fellow perform a cardiac bypass?

Could a fellow perform a cardiac bypass?

With a surgeon: A cardiothoracic surgery "fellow" can perform a cardiac bypass with an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at an academic institution. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Tip)

Living with Coronary Artery Disease

Heart-healthy diet, exercise at least 30 min 5x/wk, manage stress, continue all meds as prescribed. ...See more

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How does it feel after a cardiac bypass?

How does it feel after a cardiac bypass?

Early vs late: Pts early on are sore.Hurts to cough.They feel fatigued. Over time and after a few mos pts usuall feel well. They are back diving after 6 weeks. Many get enrolled in cardiac rehab.Pts actually will ultimately feel better with less angina due to the improved blood flow to the heart. ...Read more

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How does the davinci robot do cardiac bypass?

How does the davinci robot do cardiac bypass?

It doesn't: Robotic surgery is just a tool that allows the surgeon, who is controlling the device, to work in smaller spaces with less tissue trauma, shortening recovery and hopefully producing less discomfort. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of remedies without pain, for postoperative cardiac bypass?

Does anyone know of remedies without pain, for postoperative cardiac bypass?

Pretty normal: Most patients feel different during the first 48 hours but quickly adapt. By two weeks a lot feel back to normal and certainly by 8 weeks the vast majority are back to work and resuming normal activity. Try some stretching exercises and take your pain meds especially during the first two weeks. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of rest positions after cardiac bypass?

Protect the sternum: Essentially after any procedure that involves cutting the sternum, one has to protect it for a while (up to three months in some cases). It is best to support the sternum with a pillow (we give a "heart pillow" to the patients) which is pressed against the chest when the patient is sneezing or coughing. Patient is instructed essentially to hug the pillow. No specific rest position that i know of. ...Read more