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Carotid Artery Bypass Graft
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Carefully: The distal end of the internal mammary artery is anastomosed to the coronary artery distal to the atheromatous plaque using 8-0 polypropilene and high power magnification. Radial artery or grater saphenous vein grafts are anastomosed to the ascending aorta and tho the coronary distal to the plaque. Obviously the thorax has to be entered and cardiopulmonary bypass may or not be used, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat blocksges: The heart has 3 main arteries that supply its needed blood flow. When blockages in these arteries form then chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks can occur. Coronary artery bypass is 1 method of treatment. Veins and arteries are used to go around the blockages. These are sewn in before and after the blockages in essence "bypassing" the blockages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on country: The specific cost of operations vary with the country, city, hospital, surgeons. Actual cost is multifactorial. Ask your hospital. ...Read more
CAD: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is generally recommended for those that have severe coronary artery disease (cad). This is commonly referred to as "blockages" in the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. While many blockages are treated with stents, extensive, complex or particular high grade lesion may be safer and achieve better results if corrected by a surgical approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Without knowing : The specifics of your situation, and if this is not an urgent situation, and you don't know what to think or do, to go back to your cardiologist and ask more questions. If still, you don't know, ask for a second opinion or talk to the cardiothoracic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been advised by my cardiologist for a coronary artery bypass graft surgery? Are there an alternative treatment?
Good results: CABG surgery has good long term results. You can expect to live longer, have less cardiac interventions, and relief from angina. The lima graft has >90% patency at 20 years. The radial artery graft about 70% at 10 years and vein grafts 50% at 10 years. About 10% of patients need a redo operation at 10 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow up: YOU don't "treat" this , it is the result of an operation. In general if the graft is successful and wounds heal it should last for years. Most surgeons recommend periodic follow up every 6-12 months with studies to be sure there are no problems. Sometimes prolonged sitting or bending t the waste can cause the graft to kink but that is unusual ...Read more
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