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Diet Exercise Heart Bypass
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but also if not: Open heart cardiac bypass surgery has many potential risks during the surgery and during recovery- rhythm problems, fluid buildup around heart/in lung cavities, infection, etc. These potential problems are monitored closely and treated if they occur. The risk of severe obstructive coronary artery disease (requiring bypass sugery) is also very significant and life threatening if not treated. ...Read more
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