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Doctor insights on: Complications After Triple Bypass Surgery

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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%.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.