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Does heart bypass surgery increase longevity in a person?

Does heart bypass surgery increase longevity in a person?

Yes in some patients: In some patients with a damaged ventricle and left main or triple vessel coronary artery disease it does. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Binford
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Heart Bypass Surgery (Definition)

The cardiothoracic surgeon exposes the heart vessels beyond the arteriosclerotic occlusion, and performs microarteriotomy then anastomoses the end of an internal mammary artery, radial artery, saphenous vein to the coronary. The opposite end of the bypass is anastomosed to the aorta, another arterial inflow, or not at all if the mammary is kept proximally attached. ...Read more


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How does a person's diet increase the risk of coronary heart disease?

How does a person's diet increase the risk of coronary heart disease?

Insulin resistance: Metabolic syndrome is very preventable. Excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake cause high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of Insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Eventually you will have full blown diabetes, heart disease and htn. ...Read more

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Can having a heart bypass surgery affect the memory?

Can having a heart bypass surgery affect the memory?

Yes: The effects of the cardiopulmonary bypass during the surgery together with somewhat lower blood flow to the brain and possible embolization of very small clots or calcified plaques from the major blood vessels (the latter two possible even in off bypass surgeries) can lead to memory changes. It is a very well documented side effect of cardiac surgery. In most cases the changes are minimal. ...Read more

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What guarantee does a heart bypass procedure give to family of heart patient?

What guarantee does a heart bypass procedure give to family of heart patient?

Seriously? : Tatib5, in medicine, as in life, there are never any guarantees. I tell my patients that i guarantee that i will do my best to help them and i'll be there for them if things go wrong. Bypass surgery is a routine operation with a low operative mortality in most patients guarantees are not possible. ...Read more

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Can the person who went through coronary artery bypass surgery live a long life?

Can the person who went through coronary artery bypass surgery live a long life?

Yes: Yes certainly. Bypass surgery under the right circumstance is performed to improve quality of life and also longevity. How long one survives after bypass is of course dependent on the age, condition of the heart and overall health at the time of the surgery. ...Read more

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Can a person who went through coronary artery bypass surgery live a long and healthy life?

Can a person who went through coronary artery bypass surgery live a long and healthy life?

Absolutely!: If somebody is diagnosed with coronary heart disease before any damage is done to the heart muscle, we now have the tools to provide a totally normal life in many such patients. By restoring blood flow, and then aggressively preventing this process from coming back (diet, exercise, quitting smoking and aggressive medications), the outlook is often excellent. ...Read more

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What does heart bypass surgery do in the heart?

What does heart bypass surgery do in the heart?

Improves blood flow: Bypass surgery is done for blockages in the heart arteries. Essentially we add more blood vessels to the heart to deliver blood to the areas blocked off. We go around the blockages (bypass). We're plumbers :). We put new pipe in by hooking up before and after the blockages. Unfortunately i can't go to home depot and buy pipe so we get it from veins in legs and arteries from breast bone and arms. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a patient after heart bypass surgery?

What is the life expectancy for a patient after heart bypass surgery?

It depends.: Bypass surgery helps to enhance blood flow to the heart muscle. It doesn't cure the disease. Prognosis depends on the extent of heart damage which may have occurred. It is vital that risk factors for progression of plaque buildup be controlled. Cessation of smoking is essential. Control of hypertension and cholesterol are important. Diabetics must achieve good control. Exercise is important too. ...Read more

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Can the person who went through heart bypass surgery live a really long life ?

Can the person who went through heart bypass surgery live a really long life ?

Probably: Depends on the overall heart function and severity of disease. In general patients do very well if they follow their treatment plan, stop smoking, control blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Each case is different however. ...Read more

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What will impact be after bypass surgery in case of high troponin t?

What will impact be after bypass surgery in case of high troponin t?

Always goes up: The troponin t rises whenever heart muscle is injured. There is always some heart injury with bypass surgery (this is normal) and the troponin t always is elevated afterward. Not to worry. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

What is the life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

Excellent: If they follow instructions, they are returned to close to natural history of their age group and risk group diabetes high lipids high blood pressure etc no smoking, . ...Read more

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What to do if a transplanted heart has no nerve supply, how does the cardiac output of a transplanted heart increase and adapt to physiological changes?

What to do if a transplanted heart has no nerve supply, how does the cardiac output of a transplanted heart increase and adapt to physiological changes?

Hormonal +/- nervous: The transplanted heart responds to hormonal changes. There is also some evidence that the transplanted heart may have some sympathetic re-innervation and possibly conduction of signals from the old sinus node to the new heart. ...Read more

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How risky is a heart valve replacement surgery on an obese person?

How risky is a heart valve replacement surgery on an obese person?

Heart valve: Hard to give a number, but being obese definitely increases your risk during and after heart valve surgery. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 130 for someone who had surgery normal?

Is a heart rate of 130 for someone who had surgery normal?

Heart rate: An elevated heart rate such as 130 in the post op period suggests either bleeding or infection. There are other possibilities also. You should get seen by a doc to see what's going on. ...Read more

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How does coronary heart disease develop in a person?

How does coronary heart disease develop in a person?

Many things: Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not. Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure, inflammation. These things damage vessel walls & lead to plaque formation/chd. ...Read more

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After a cardiac arrest in a normal person with heart attack, how long are patients in the hospital for?

After a cardiac arrest in a normal person with heart attack, how long are patients in the hospital for?

Depends: If full cardiac recovery p-arrest pt is likely to be taken to cath and possible cabg. The total time confined may be 7 t 10 days. If cath or bypass not planned the pt may be discharged in 3 yo 4 days. ...Read more

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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