Top
20
Doctor insights on: Coronary Artery Bypass Vs

Share
1

1
What's a coronary artery bypass?

What's a coronary artery bypass?

Surgical operation: This operation uses arteries and veins as bypass grafts to bring blood into the coronary arteries beyond blockages and keep the heart muscle well supplied with blood. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
1 doctor shared a insight

Artery (Definition)

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


2

2
What's a traditional coronary artery bypass?

What's a traditional coronary artery bypass?

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

3

3
Coronary artery bypass or medical management risks, benefits?

Varies: This requires a detailed consultation with a cardiologist to adequately answer. ...Read more

4

4
Which is more severe: stents or quadruple coronary artery bypass?

Which is more severe: stents or quadruple coronary artery bypass?

Severe: Generally the more disease the more likely we are to do bypass rather than multiple stents. This is not a universal truth however. ...Read more

5

5
What does it mean to have coronary artery califications?I had a 4 way bypass in August 2014

What does it mean to have coronary artery califications?I had a 4 way bypass in August 2014

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What is "endartenetomy" in coronary artery bypass?

What is "endartenetomy" in coronary artery bypass?

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

7

7
How common is it for someone to need a coronary artery bypass operation?

How common is it for someone to need a coronary artery bypass operation?

Very common: Coronary artery bypass grafting is one of the most common surgical procedures in usa. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Could you explain what is coronary artery bypass grafting?

Could you explain what is coronary artery bypass grafting?

CABG: Coronary bypass is an operation that takes blood vessels from the chest wall or legs and uses them to shunt blood around obstructed heart arteries to get blood downstream from the obstructions. It is called bypass because it bypasses the blocked place in the vessel. ...Read more

10

10
How long do the grafts used in a coronary artery bypass last?

How long do the grafts used in a coronary artery bypass last?

Veins vs arteries: Vein grafts do not last as long as arterial grafts ... Usually less than 10 years for vein grafts ... Left internal mammary artery graft to left anterior descending coronary artery is best ... ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Can you explain coronary artery bypass grafting in easy to understand terms?

CABG: Coronary bypass is an operation that takes blood vessels from the chest wall or legs and uses them to shunt blood around obstructed heart arteries to get blood downstream from the obstructions. It is called bypass because it bypasses the blocked place in the vessel. ...Read more

12

12
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

13

13
What's a coronary artery bypass graft for?

What's a coronary artery bypass graft for?

Rerouting of blood: A coronary artery bypass brings more blood to the heart muscle by connecting a new tube(vein or artery) past a blockage in an artery on the heart. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
How is coronary artery bypass graft performed?

How is coronary artery bypass graft performed?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
How is coronary artery bypass graft proceudre performed?

How is coronary artery bypass graft proceudre performed?

Carefully: Bypass surgery involves connecting a new tube ( artery or vein) to a coronary artery past a blockage. It is done on a stopped heart using the heart lung machine or on a beating heart by stabilizing the heart with certain devices. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
What is the definition or description of: coronary artery bypass graft?

What is the definition or description of: coronary artery bypass graft?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
I'm just wondering, if you had a bypass on your aorta, is that considered coronary artery disease?

I'm just wondering, if you had a bypass on your aorta, is that considered coronary artery disease?

No: Coronaries are the arteries directly to the heart. Aorta goes from heart to the abdomen and divides into iliacs which go toward the legs. Some coronary grafts start on ascending aorta with veins to distal coronaries. ...Read more

18

18
How much blockage must there be of coronary arteries to be recommended for bypass surgery versus just getting stent?

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

Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
88 doctors shared insights

Cardiac (Definition)

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