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Is it normal for neck area to be thicker, veins and neck muscles, after a quadruple bypass CABG surgery? Thank you.

Is it normal for neck area to be thicker, veins and neck muscles, after a quadruple bypass CABG surgery?  Thank you.

Not really: Some times the neck veins are used for monitoring and may get thickened. With post op weight loss the muscles may be more obvious. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Definition)

The heart has 3 main arteries that supply its needed blood flow. When blockages in these arteries form then chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks can occur. Coronary artery bypass is 1 method of treatment. Veins and arteries are used to go around the blockages. These are sewn in before and after the blockages in ...Read more


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Can a person die if they get pneumonia a few days after having a quadruple bypass?

Can a person die if they get pneumonia a few days after having a quadruple bypass?

Too little info...: The answer depends on many variables, i.e. The success of the surgery, complications, cardiovascular status, presence of a respirator, the individual's previous respiratory status and reserve, type of organism and speed with which it is recognized and treated, etc. Need a lot more information and would refer you to the treating physician. ...Read more

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How much would a quadruple bypass surgery cost?

How much would a quadruple bypass surgery cost?

Depends: The total cost ranges anywhere between $35, 000 to about $70, 000 depending on which hospital and which region of the country you have it done at. ...Read more

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What are the odds of surviving a second quadruple bypass surgery?

What are the odds of surviving a second quadruple bypass surgery?

Great: However, you need tighter risk factor control so there is not a 3d bypass procedure. See our preventive medicien center wellness protecting ... Numbers" on our www.Thepmc.Org website /or read my book "maximum healing.". ...Read more

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What are the effects of alcoholism on a person with quadruple bypass?

What are the effects of  alcoholism on a person with quadruple bypass?

Nothing good!: Alcohol is a risk factor for further blockages in the coronary and brain arteries. Go to AA or talk to an addiction specialist to get help ASAP! ...Read more

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Is it common to have heart pain after you have a quadruple bypass?

It can be: Immediately and up to a month or so, most patients will describe sternal pain but it is typically resolving. Pain may also be due to a rib fracture or an intercostal nerve, this takes longer to resolve. Any pain that resembles the "angina" pain prior to surgery or simply does not go away or gets worse should be relayed to the doctor and investigated as to the cause. ...Read more

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Does a quadruple bypass treat all the major heart arteries?

Does a quadruple bypass treat all the major heart  arteries?

Possibly: Although there are three main coronary arteries, these arteries themselves may have significant branches that themselves may need bypassing. So 4 grafts do not necessarily treat all the major arteries, but will treat the 4 that are blocked. ...Read more