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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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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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Is it possible for a person who went through heart bypass surgery to live long life?

Is it possible for a person who went through heart bypass surgery to live long life?

Yes.: For some people, having heart surgery is the best strategy for them to live a long life. A lot of factors go into how long you live after bypass surgery, but there are plenty of people walking around 20 years later. One key is to remain active and control things like smoking, blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to recover from heart bypass surgery?

I need some tips on how to recover from heart bypass surgery?

Walking: Cardiac rehab.Consists of walking and supervised upper extremity excersises. In general, the longer you get to walk, minding hydration and moderation, the better off you are. The sternum takes 6 weeks to begin new bone formation, so in general no push ups or similar activity for 3-6months. Youll feel most comfortable standing up or being straight up, as this improves yourlungfunction. Sleeplazyboy. ...Read more

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What should I eat and what not to eat after heart bypass surgery?

In moderation: The answer is everything in moderation. The american heart association and butter busters are reasonable places to start. Watch the salt (adjust to the natural taste of things), minimize the fats, if not off limits a bit of red wine is good, all combined with graduated exercise. For more detail, ask your doctor about a nutritionist or for additional materials he/she may have prepared. ...Read more

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What to do if I am due to have minimally invasive heart bypass surgery soon and wondered if anyone else has had it?

What to do if I am due to have minimally invasive heart bypass surgery soon and wondered if anyone else has had it?

Nothing: You don't need to do anything other than keeping healthy and not smoke. It will help your progress overall. There are a few types of minimally invasive heart surgery procedures, but overall your progress tends to be a bit faster. ...Read more

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I'd like to learn more about the risks & drawbacks of heart bypass surgery?

And some good: Cor art disease is virtually entirely preventable: see my book "maximum healing"/website www.Thepmc.Org. When patients ask re side effects of meds, i humorously say :"all drugs are poison and i hope i don't kill you." it is important to avoid as many drugs/surgeries as possible, but when necessary, things usually go just fine. Risks: wound infx, stroke, death, punctured lung, med reaction, kidne. ...Read more

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What is heart bypass surgery ?

What is heart bypass surgery
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Bypass blockage: In simple terms, when you the arteries that take blood to the heart muscles are blocked, blood does not reach the further parts of the distribution area. So bypass literally bypasses the blockage with another artery supplying blood to the part of the heart distal to the blockage. ...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