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Doctor insights on: Complications After Triple Bypass Surgery

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What is the recovery time after triple bypass surgery?

Triple bypass: About 4-6 weeks to feel pretty normal again. ...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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How should you be feeling 3 weeks after triple bypass surgery?

How should you be feeling 3 weeks after triple bypass surgery?

Better: Varies from person to person. You might still be a bit sore, get tired with activity, maybe some swelling. However you should be feeling better as each day goes by. ...Read more

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Why put a patient in a medical induced coma after triple bypass surgery?

Why put a patient in a medical induced coma after triple bypass surgery?

Why induce coma: 33F asks why put a pt in a medical induced coma after triple bypass surgery.

Many reasons but first would be suspect brain injury due to low BP during surgery and want to protect brain. First ask the person's team why? And go to ScientificAmerican. Com and look at What is a Medically induced Come and why is it use? B David Biello Jan 10, 2011. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if there is a sudden muscle ache in left area just beneath scapula after triple bypass surgery acts/feels like a muscle cramp?

Should I be concerned if there is a sudden muscle ache in left area just beneath scapula after triple bypass surgery acts/feels like a muscle cramp?

No.: Chest wall aches and pains may occur after sternotomy. Full range of motion excersises to the upper extremities will assist in recovery as well as gentle swimming if able. ...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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What are the disadvantages and advantages of triple bypass surgery?

Better outcome: Pro - in general, if you have 3 vessel coronary artery disease and require "triple bypass" surgery, you will fare better over the long run than you would with stenting or medication alone. You would have better control of angina symptoms and a lesser risk of a heart attack.

Con - risks of bypass surgery, having to go through with surgery and recovery from it. In most patients, risks are small. ...Read more

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What can be done if after a triple bypass surgery, the center one clogs within 3 years?

What can be done if after a triple bypass surgery, the center one clogs within 3 years?

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

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Triple bypass surgery survival rate?

Triple bypass surgery survival rate?

Quite high: Depends on risk factors going in!
the operation itself carries good results in general, but smokers, diabetics, obese have increased risks to have the problems and to recover. ...Read more

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Mortality rate for triple bypass surgery?

Mortality rate for triple bypass surgery?

Ask surgeon;complexQ: The answer is, "it depends". What do you mean by mortality rate? Death on the table? Death in 30 days? Death in 1 yr? 5 yrs? 10 yrs? Also, answer will depend on the surgeon who is performing the procedure as well as any medical problems the pt has aside from heart disease (diabetes, etc.) Stats compiled by NY at http://www. Heartprotect. Com/mortality-stats. Shtml; overall, 4.2% 1-yr mortality in NY. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of a triple bypass surgery?

Quite high: Depends on risk factors going in!
the operation itself carries good results in general, but smokers, diabetics, obese have increased risks to have the problems and to recover. ...Read more

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What percentage of triple bypass surgery patients live 5 years?

Excellent: Depends on the specifics like age, extent of disease, and comorbid conditions but the ball park for all comers is in the range of 80-90%. ...Read more

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What percent of triple bypass surgery patients live beyond 5 years?

Many: Don't know the exact % but 5 year survival typically increases significantly in patients with 3 vessel disease when they have been revascularized. ...Read more

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Is chia seed okay as a supplement before triple bypass surgery?

Is chia seed okay as a supplement before triple bypass surgery?

Yes: Chia seeds are excellent for health and safe to take prior to bypass surgery. Make sure your vitamin d level is good. Vit. C ; zinc are esp. Helpful for healing. I advise everyone take homeopathic arnica before and after surgery- see http://www. Alpinepharm. Com/
good luck! ...Read more

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Can triple bypass surgery be more dangerous off pump than on pump?

About equal: According to recent reports, long term results are about the same. ...Read more

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I had triple bypass surgery 4 weeks ago can I have an alcohol drink now?

I had triple bypass surgery 4 weeks ago can I have an alcohol drink now?

Probably ok: I do not know all the medications you are taking. However, modest alcohol consumption (1 drink daily) seems reasonable at this time. Please consult with your internal medicine doctor or cardiologist to confirm my suggestion. ...Read more

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What are important precautions when a patient initially gets home from triple bypass surgery?

What are important precautions when a patient initially gets home from triple bypass surgery?

No push ups 3 mo.: Given that there are no medical issues, healing of the sternum as with any bone in the body, occurs slow. It takes 6 weeks post sternotomy for new bone to start forming. During that time maneuvers that can result in sternal malunion or non union should be avoided. Like falling with outstretched hands, push ups, pushing a car or refrigerator, you may put if you golf but no swinging a bat or club. ...Read more

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My dad had triple bypass surgery recently and he has been on the ventilator for about 6 days now. Is he going to get better?

CABG: You need to ask this question of the Drs. Taking care of your dad. They have the information to best respond to this question. ...Read more

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My dad had triple bypass surgery last week he has contd to cough since the surgery. Is it normal after his bypass surgery? If yes, how long?

My dad had triple bypass surgery last week he has contd to cough since the surgery. Is it normal after his bypass surgery? If yes, how long?

Cough: Bypass surgery by itself is not going cause cough, may be another reason for it. It could be from medication or infection or asthmatic reaction in the lung. Once the cause is identified and treated the cough should subside ...Read more

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Atrial fibrilation post triple bypass surgery risks and concerns after one incident?

Atrial fibrilation post triple bypass surgery risks and concerns after one incident?

A fib: Risk of emboli going to brain causing stroke. Rapid ventricular response (heart rate to high) may cause angina, dizziness, passing out, heart attacks, other heart irregular rhythms. Let you cardiologist manage case. Is complex to explain here. It is certainly manageable. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my father had triple bypass surgery recently and he has been on the ventilator for about 6 days now. Help?

Hope and pray: Sorry to hear about your father's complicated course. Stay nearby. Be there when he awakens. Assist your other family members. Try to remain optimistic. There's nothing you can materially do to alter his course. It's not in your hands to make him better. If praying is something that brings you comfort, this is a good time for it. ...Read more

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Triple vessel cornary disease with 3 blockages, what are his options other than triple bypass surgery?

Cardiac cripple: To understand the risk/benefit of recommended bypass, start with the risk of non-operative therapy. With medical therapy alone, the risk for ischemic damage to the heart muscle is real. This can lead to death or weak heart muscle, aka cardiac cripple. The surgical risk is real, but lower than non operative risk. Bypass preserves the heart muscle and you stay on medication. Ok to ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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My friend just a triple bypass surgery he is using see the nicotine patch.?

My friend just a triple bypass surgery he is using see the nicotine patch.?

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

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What are the statistics of someone having severe copd, lung disease, and triple bypass surgery?

What are the statistics of someone having severe copd, lung disease, and triple bypass surgery?

Unclear question: It is not unusual to see people with copd/lung disease and bypass surgery. ...Read more

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How can someone who has had a triple bypass surgery still die of a heart attack?

How can someone who has had a triple bypass surgery still die of a heart attack?

Secondary prevention: By 10 years after bypass, there is a 50% risk of having experienced closure of one or more vein grafts. Bypass is not a cure. Atherosclerosis is an ongoing problem and requires lifelong treatment of risk factors. ...Read more

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My moms angiography show 3 arteries blocked! 99%, 80%, 79%. So shld we go for triple bypass surgery or any other substitute option? 63yrs old diabetic

My moms angiography show 3 arteries blocked! 99%, 80%, 79%. So shld we go for triple bypass surgery or any other substitute option? 63yrs old diabetic

Yes: Studies have shown that diabetics with triple vessel disease do better with bypass. Your mom would benefit most from a bypass. Best of luck ...Read more

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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