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Doctor insights on: How Long On Average Does It Take To Do A Heart Bypass Surgery

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How long on average does it take to do a heart bypass surgery?

How long on average does it take to do a heart bypass surgery?

2-4 hours: It depends : first operation how many blockages which grafts(?Artery or vein) experience of surgeon and team other risk factors plavix or other causes of bleeding heart function obesity combined surgery. ...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 long does heart bypass surgery last?

How long does heart bypass surgery last?

It varies.: The average cardiac surgeries take about four hours but the actual time on the heart lung machine (bypass time) is about two hours. These time vary depending on the complexity of the procedure being performed. ...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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How long after after heart bypass surgery can you fly?

2-6 weeks: If you're recovering well, 2 weeks would be early but possible. 6 weeks would be entirely reasonable. ...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 are potential complications or risks following a heart bypass surgery?

What are potential complications or risks following a heart bypass surgery?

It's complicated: Heart surgery is risky - there are risks of stroke, heart attack, liver failure, kidney failure, infection, bleeding, even death. However, for some patients, depending on their individual medical condition and heart blood vessel anatomy, having heart surgery is less risky than not having heart surgery. Many many studies have been devoted to trying to identify who these patients are. ...Read more

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I was on nifedipine for my hypertension.Recently i went through a heart bypass surgery and currently on bisoprolol , isosorbide.Can i continue nifedipi?

I was on nifedipine for my hypertension.Recently i went through a heart bypass surgery and currently on bisoprolol , isosorbide.Can i continue nifedipi?

Ask your doctor: Without knowing all of your medical history or allergies, specific advice should be left to your treating physicians. Tight blood pressure control is important and based on your heart disease, bisoprolol is a reasonable choice of antihypertensive. An ace-inhibitor may also be useful, but again, please refer to the good judgement of your doctors. Be well. ...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