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Coronary Artery Bypass Vs
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
Tradional CABG: A traditional cabg, involves using the heart-lung machine to sustain circulation while the heart is stopped so it can be operated on. Saphenous vein and an artery from the inside of the chest wall (lima) are used to bypass the blocked part of the coronary arteries. When the bypass grafts are completed, the heart will naturally start beating again. ...Read more
Varies: This requires a detailed consultation with a cardiologist to adequately answer. ...Read more
In yr case moot poin: If you have had CABG (bypass) then by definition you have coronary artery disease. SO it is not surprising that your native arteries have "calcifications" = hardened cholesterol. Given your history, you ought to be on optimal medical therapy, statins, ASA, beta-blocker, etc. to keep your bypass grafts patent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endarterectomy : Endarterectomy refers to a procedure wherein a surgical plane of resection of the inner lining of a diffuse narrowed blood vessel is undertaken. This improves the blood flow. Because of the diffuse involvement however there is a greater risk of recurrent narrowings there. ...Read more
Please help! what is the difference (including advantage and disadvantage) of off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass?
Very complicated.: Even after a lot fo studies, it is controversial. It depends on a lot of things. Some people have aortas that cannot be clamped or manipulated due to calcium. Off-pump bypass may be their only option. Other patients can't have off pump bypass. For most people, the decision should involve the patient, the surgeon, and other trusted physicians. ...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
I'm just wondering, if you had a bypass on your aorta, is that considered coronary artery disease?
How much blockage must there be of coronary arteries to be recommended for bypass surgery versus just getting stent?
Not about degree : it is not about the degree or percentage of blockage. It is about the location or number of areas that have disease. There are also other factors that play a role such as history of diabetes or poor heart function. Most commonly: if the left main artery or all three of the major coronary artery's have significant blockage then surgery is recommended. ...Read more
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