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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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How many people die from emphysema, arteriosclerosis, or stroke due to smoking?

How many people die from emphysema, arteriosclerosis, or stroke due to smoking?

Many: Cardiovascular disease, COPD and stroke are 3 of the 4 leading causes of death in the us (the other being cancers) so most people die as a consequence of these disorders. COPD alone causes one death every 4 minutes. ...Read more

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How many different people get ill/die per year due to gas gangrene?

How many different people get ill/die per year due to gas gangrene?

US About a 1000/year: About 1000 cases a year in the us link: http://www.Spineplus.Com.Au/studynotes/geninf07.Htm mortality of gas gangrene is about 19% link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/6355502. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many people have actually died from gastric bypass surgery or complications from it ?

Can you let me know how many people have actually died from gastric bypass surgery or complications from it ?

Less than 0.5%: One thing to keep in mind with patients who are morbidly obese is they are at increased risk from any type of surgery, not just bypass. The longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery or labs study showed that bypass surgery in the morbidly obese, in an experienced program carries a low risk of morbidity and mortality. Mortality& morbidity is actually higher in heart and hip surgery in the obese. ...Read more

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Chonic pancreatitis: how many ppl die in a year due to this? How many are diagnosed in a year. Can this shut down other organs?

Chonic pancreatitis: how many ppl die in a year due to this? How many are diagnosed in a year. Can this shut down other organs?

Varies on the cause: "Chronic" pancreatitis is a misnomer. The disease is actually recurrent attacks of (acute) pancreatitis. Every attack is different & has a different severity. Acute pancreatitis can affect other organs: when inflamed, pancreas releases digestive enzymes inside the body (instead of the intestines, 4 food). The organs get digested instead. 9 of 200,000 ppl have it, only 20-30% survive 10 yrs from Dx ...Read more

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How many people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease?

How many people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease?

Heart Disease: Approximately 611,105. See: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm

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How many heart bypass operations can someone have?

How many heart bypass operations can someone have?

More than one.: After the first one, the risk goes up due to the presence of adhesions, which can increase the risk of excessive bleeding. Most will receive no more than two, at which point one must ask whether the risky surgery is the answer. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how much time can one have between heart failure and defibrillation in order to survive?

I'm wondering how much time can one have between heart failure and defibrillation in order to survive?

Depends: For a new diagnosis of heart failure, with normal arteries, one has to assess the heart function after 3-9 months of therapy prior to deciding on the need for a defibrillator. Sometimes we use a liefevest for that period of time. ...Read more

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What causes a heart attack? Why do some people die from them while others live?

What causes a heart attack? Why do some people die from them while others live?

Heart attack: heart attack means part of the heart muscle has died due to lack of blood supply. If you kill enough of the heart you can't survive as there isn't enough to pump blood to your body. In some cases even a small heart attack can cause electrical issues that can cause sudden death but these are more random and more difficult to predict. ...Read more

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How heart attack can happen to someone on receiving a bad news? No previous heart condition but suffered heart attack at 45. What could be the cause?

How heart attack can happen to someone on receiving a bad news? No previous heart condition but suffered heart attack at 45. What  could be the cause?

Can happen, c ur doc: Bad news may be a serious stress factor causing a sudden increase in adrenalin and other hormones that increase blood pressure and can cause a heart attack in a susceptible person with multiple risk factors, including family history of premature onset of coronary disease. There is a condition called "broken heart syndrome" that may occur in "normals", but is much more common in women than men. ...Read more

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How many people have heart attacks but survive?

How many people have heart attacks but survive?

Most people: Survive many tiny heart attacks. Since the advent of cardiac MRI with contrast- we can detection subendocardaial infarcts which cannot be imaged consistently with other tests. In some centers they do this test to completely evaluate their patients but this is breaking news kind of stuff. The survival rate is directly proportional to how much heart muscle is lost. ...Read more

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Can people really die from not having someone to transplant a kidney to them?

Can people really die from not having someone to transplant a kidney to them?

Yes some do: People with severe end-stage kidney failure require either kidney transplant or dialysis. Presently average life expectancy with dialysis is about 5 years from onset. Prognosis after successful kidney transplant is much better & longer. Living related transplanted kidneys, by & large, do better that cadaveric kidneys. Thus some people on dialysis may face death if they can't receive transplant. ...Read more

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How EXACTLY does general anesthesia lead to heart attack, stroke or death? What are the mechanisms in the drug that leads to a stroke? How does it kil

How EXACTLY does general anesthesia lead to heart attack, stroke or death? What are the mechanisms in the drug that leads to a stroke? How does it kil

No single answer: Serious complications from GA are much more likely in pts who are already sick. If you have coronary artery disease, the stress of surgery and anesthesia can lead to heart attack. If you have already had a stroke, the same stresses can contribute to another. No one drug or technique is at fault. Surgery makes the body tend to form clots as part of healing. This can add to risk of stroke or MI. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if heart failure is caused by anorexia, will recovery from the eating disorder reverse the heart failure?

Can you tell me if heart failure is caused by anorexia, will recovery from the eating disorder reverse the heart failure?

Yes: Heart failure can be caused by anorexia and it is reversible. It requires following the plan outlined by professionals for slowly increasing your intake of nutrition. You must be committed to helping yourself. ...Read more

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How can doctors know when a person dies of heart attack?

How can doctors know when a person dies of heart attack?

Many ways: The pathologic features of acute myocardial infarction from acute coronary thrombosis is straight forward on autopsy, however, cardiac arrhythmias without coronary thrombosis can occur and be fatal. Cardiomyopathies, electrolyte disorders, tumors, arrythmogenic ventricular dysplasias, critical aortic stenosis, all can result in cardiac death. ...Read more

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And, how many people who have an actual panic attack and subsequently have a heart attack die?

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And, how many people who have an actual panic attack and subsequently have a heart attack die?

Panic & heart attack: Not common, nocause & effect, unless cardiovascular status is already compromised & effect of medications add to that. ...Read more

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What number of people get ill/die per year due to gas gangrene?

Uncommon: In the US, gas gangrene is uncommon. It more often seen in war wounds and wounds occurring around farm animals. It can also occur in diabetics with poor circulation. The CDC has website and may have specific surveillance data on this. Google them. ...Read more

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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 some die immediately when they have an heart attack while some survive, have a bypass and live on?

Why some die immediately when they have an heart attack while some survive, have a bypass and live on?

Sudden death: 10-25% of heart attack deaths are from arrhythmias that occur within the first few hours after occlusion of a coronary artery which is the cause of a heart attack. This is a huge reason to get a person to a hospital early in the course of a suspected heart attack. ...Read more

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How can someone who has had a triple bypass surgery still die of a heart attack?

How can someone who has had a triple bypass surgery still die of a heart attack?

Secondary prevention: By 10 years after bypass, there is a 50% risk of having experienced closure of one or more vein grafts . Bypass is not a cure. Atherosclerosis is an ongoing problem and requires lifelong treatment of risk factors. ...Read more

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Can you have pre-emptive heart bypass surgery to mitigate the risk of death by heart attack?

Can you have pre-emptive heart bypass surgery to mitigate the risk of death by heart attack?

NO: There is not such a thing as "per-emptive" bypass surgery. If you are worried about heart attack, you have to address risk factors, including: Smoking, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Exercise and a prudent diet will help you more than anything else. ...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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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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Are there any serious dangers/risks of getting a triple heart bypass?

Are there any serious dangers/risks of getting a triple heart bypass?

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