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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How many really follow a diet and exercise program since heart bypass surgery?

How many really follow a diet and exercise program since heart bypass surgery?

Unknown: Not entirely known, but who are you fooling if you don't. Better your chances of not getting more surgery, not getting a stroke, angina, heart attack, bypass in your limbs, carotids (go to your brain), feeling better, living better and longer if you get with the program. Oh yeah, don't smoke either. ...Read more

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31 years old double bypass both chest arteries. Strong undamaged heart controlled diet controlled blood pressure exercise daily controlled cholesterol?

31 years old double bypass both chest arteries. Strong undamaged heart controlled diet controlled blood pressure exercise daily controlled cholesterol?

CAD: If I understand accurately, a 31 yo male has CAD and required double bypass, yet did not or does not have traditional risk factors for CAD. ? What is etiology of CAD? Yes, maintaining control and normalcy of BP, chol, TG, glucose, and having an optimal, heart healthy diet IS essential, as is daily exercise, and not smoking and maintaining optimal BMI. Ask your cardiologist about cause of CAD. ...Read more

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My whole family has heart related problems ( like stunt, bypass, heart attack ), what precaution could I take in regards to food, exercise, lifestyle?

My whole family has heart related problems ( like stunt, bypass, heart attack ), what precaution could I take in regards to food, exercise, lifestyle?

Modifiable risk: Hi. Genes play a large role in risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), and you're stuck with your genes. Minimize modifiable ASCVD risk factors: don't smoke, treat cholesterol/lipid problems, eat a heart healthy diet, get lifelong regular aerobic exercise, treat high blood pressure, control diabetes. Live healthy! Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does a heart bypass take?

How long does a heart bypass take?

About 3-5 hours: Depends on how many arteries to bypass, avg 3-5 hours. If no complications. ...Read more

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Why do some heart bypass stints fail?

Why do some heart bypass stints fail?

Stents: the commonest problem is clotting in the stent or stented vessel. There are other problems also that can happen ...Read more

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Has acrylic been used in a heart bypass?

Has acrylic been used in a heart bypass?

No: I do not believe acrylic can be used as bypass material for many reasons, the most important one is stiff material. ...Read more

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Why is it that heart bypass stints fail?

Why is it that heart bypass stints fail?

Stents: Stents can fail after they have been placed if a clot forms in the stent or if the lining of the vessel grows into the stent in an overgrowth manner and causes obstruction of the stent. Rarely there is a tear in the blood vessel called a dissection which can happen when the stent is placed. ...Read more

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How many people die due to a heart bypass?

How many people die due to a heart bypass?

Not many: There are many coronary bypasses done. Less than2% die within the first 30 days of surgical issues. All of us die sometime! ...Read more

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Why is a heart bypass sometimes necessary?

Why is a heart bypass sometimes necessary?

Artery blocked: A coronary artery has a blockage so that the heart muscle is not getting enough blood. A vein or artery is connected to the coronary artery past the blockage to restore blood flow. ...Read more

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How long does a quadruple heart bypass take?

How long does a quadruple heart bypass take?

Depends: Like any operation, length depends on complexity, comorbidities, and any immediate complications. Also, what do you mean by how long? How long does it take to do just the bypasses? How long of a time is spent on cardiopulmonary bypass? How long are you in the operating room? Etc. Having said that most bypass operations take from 3 to 6 hours "skin to skin" from incision to closing. ...Read more

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What are the worst consequences of heart bypass?

What are the worst consequences of heart bypass?

Death, Heart Failure: The worst consequence of all would be death, but others would include heart failure (a weak heart), infection (mediastinitis), pericardial effusion (fluid around the heart), stroke, heart attack and others. Fortunately, in good hands these are pretty rare. ...Read more

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What can go wrong during a quadruple heart bypass?

What can go wrong during a quadruple heart bypass?

Many things: The most concerning complications are stroke, kidney failure, pneumonia, bleeding and infection. These are rare. The most common complications are irregular heart rhythm, constipation and fluid retention. The vast majority of patients (98%) have minimal self limiting complications, go home in three days, and are driving and back to work (not strenuous) in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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I had heart bypass a wk. Ago. How long till no pain?

I had heart bypass a wk. Ago. How long till no pain?

CABG: CABG generally has discomfort related to the split sternum and chest wall for weeks, sometimes up to 6weeks. It varies by person. Leg wounds generally quiet in 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What food is not allowed to a bypassed heart patient ?

Nothing specific: I like to put the patients i operate on a significantly reduced sugar diet. A balanced diet of lean protein, complex carbohydrates and vegetables. Also some fruits and nuts. I think sugar and corn syrup should be eliminated or reduced as much as possible. That being said, my patients over 80 - i often tell them to eat whatever they want. I figure it's not going to make a huge difference. ...Read more

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How can the heart be completely stopped during a bypass?

Heart lung machine: The blood in the heart is diverted in to a machine that oxygenates the blood and returns it to the body. The heart is also infused with chemicals or cooled , this is called cardioplegia. This then makes the heart still , and easy to work on. Some techniques use surgery on beating heart but not the typical procedure. ...Read more

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What are the main risks of getting a triple heart bypass?

What are the main risks of getting a triple heart bypass?

Heart attack, death: The technique of coronary bypass has matured over the years, and now carries an operative mortality of about 1-2%. Factors that increase risk are smoking, obesity, redo procedure. At 41 years old, assuming you are not a heavy smoker, you should do well. ...Read more

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How safe is it to travel after a quadruple heart bypass ?

How safe is it to travel after a quadruple heart bypass ?

CABG: After the recovery period post cabg, if the patient has good heart function and is free of symptoms and able to do a reasonable amount of symptom free exercise; travel to sea level and light activity should be fine. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many heart bypasses can a person have?

Can you let me know how many heart bypasses can a person have?

No set rule: But i've seen a few people have 3. Nowadays, it isn't as necessary to have a redo bypass since modern drug eluting stents make a very satisfactory treatment for failing grafts. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some common things to expect after heart bypass?

Can you tell me some common things to expect after heart bypass?

Cabg: Read this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/tests-procedures/coronary-bypass-surgery/basics/definition/prc-20023680.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more