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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

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?

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

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What infection would cause breast bone to disintegrate after quadruple bypass?

What infection would cause breast bone to disintegrate after quadruple bypass?

Staph aureus or MRSA: There are a bunch of possibilities but almost any bacteria can cause a eternal infection. It has to be debrided. ...Read more

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I had quadruple bypass surgery 4 months ago, is it safe to ride roller coasters now?

I had quadruple bypass surgery 4 months ago, is it safe to ride roller coasters now?

Roller coaster rides: At your age, esp with cardiac problems, I don't think riding a roller coaster is a good idea. When the blood pressure goes up, heart has more strain which can be detrimental. Also, your skeleton is now 55 years old and unless you have been very active all your life, you may have skeletal issues as well. Damaged discs are something that can happen in the back as well as neck. ...Read more

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How bad is quadruple bypass surgery on a woman 68 years old, with diabetes and not so good kidneys?

How bad is quadruple bypass surgery on a woman 68 years old, with diabetes and not so good kidneys?

Serious: Probably best option!
but each item adds some risk.
Diabetes, renal dysfunction have become quite common to have to deal with.
68 is getting younger all the time.
Good preop care is important.
No smoking
lung incentive practice
showers-
hydration to have adequate urine
diabetic control. ...Read more

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What would cause cramps in the left side of neck has been happening a lot since my quadruple bypass 9 months ago?

What would cause cramps in the left side of neck has been happening a lot since my quadruple bypass 9 months ago?

Be sure to inform: Your Cardiologist.Neck pain can be a form of angina and a cardiac cause of neck pain must be ruled out. Once this is done, a musculoskeletal cause can be addressed. ...Read more

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Can there be any difference between a triple and a quadruple bypass heart operation?

Can there be any difference between a triple and a quadruple bypass heart operation?

Yes: One additional graft hookup to another coronary.
Ten- fifteen minute longer operation.
The rest of the operation is about the same risks and benefits! ...Read more

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What would show up on a angiogram that would trigger the doctor to recommend quadruple bypass surgery?

What would show up on a angiogram that would trigger the doctor to recommend quadruple bypass surgery?

Severe disease: Usually when an angio shows multiple blockages that are complex and in multiple vessels they will reccomend bypass. Others cases would be left main coronary art dz. Multiple vessels and low ef especially in a diabetic. Each patient is a unique case and with improved technology more pts are going for stents that would have been sent to bypass in the past. ...Read more

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Male, 68, diabetic. Had quadruple bypass 5 days ago. Op went well. Is still sedated due to chest infection. Now he has pneumonia. What are the odds?

Male, 68, diabetic. Had quadruple bypass 5 days ago. Op went well. Is still sedated due to chest infection. Now he has pneumonia. What are the odds?

Good: Although this is a complicated course, the odds are still good but not perfect as long as he has good doctors. ...Read more

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Husband had a quadruple bypass. Experiencing increased angina, had angio today to put stent in. Instead, radial artery not functioning?

Husband had a quadruple bypass. Experiencing increased angina, had angio today to put stent in. Instead, radial artery not functioning?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by radial artery not functioning. Was there a failed attempt at radial puncture? Was the radial artery used as bypass graft? Radial artery has mostly been abandoned as an option for bypass graft and is only used as a last resort. Please clarify. ...Read more

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I had bypass surgery quadruple bypass surgery about 4 months ago had chest pains about a week ago is there any way to test for heart attack after week?

I had bypass surgery quadruple bypass surgery about 4 months ago had chest pains about a week ago is there any way to test for heart attack after week?

Yes: Although post operative pain is common, if you have increasing pain a cardiac test may reassrure you about a heart attack. ...Read more

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Just looking for information about infection that would eat away at breast bone after quadruple bypass.

Staph: The single biggest worry I would have about infection post bypass would be staph. Particularly if I was concerned about the sternum. ...Read more

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Mum is 79 she has diabetes very poor circulation in her legs and has had 2 heart attacts. She's been told she needs quadruple bypass surgery,?

Mum is 79 she has diabetes very poor circulation in her legs and has had 2 heart attacts. She's been told she needs quadruple bypass surgery,?

Question?: Not sure what your question is exactly. If you are wondering whether she should have bypass or not (with her other medical conditions), that is a difficult question to answer without a thorough workup, which is best done by her cardiologist. That will determine whether she would be able to tolerate the procedure in the first place or not. ...Read more

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How soon can you fly in a plane after heart bypass surgery?

How soon can you fly in a plane after heart bypass surgery?

Depends: People recover at different rates. One person may leave the hospital in just a few days whereas another may be in the hospital for weeks. When you can resume normal activities including flying in a plane depends on whether there are complications. So there is no one answer to this question. The surgeon and cardiologist will advise you depending on how quickly you recover. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol bad for you when you had a quadrupal bypass?

Is drinking alcohol bad for you when you had a quadrupal bypass?

Yes: Alcohol is a source of empty calories with very low health benefit (even the red wine angle is now questionable). Someone who has had 4 vessels bypassed in their heart needs to be as healthy as possible to lower weight, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, lower inflammation and blood clotting problems. Alcohol just doesn't add any health benefit in the overall picture. ...Read more

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When can you fly after triple bypass?

Depends: Could you fly before triple bypass? (seriously, the answer is yes). ...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 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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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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When can I travel by plane after bypass surgery? It was on 22/11/2013 and I want to fly from delhi to mumbai (2 hrs flight)

When can I travel by plane after bypass surgery? It was on 22/11/2013 and I want to fly from delhi to mumbai (2 hrs flight)

Anytime: But two weeks and full mobility is likely more reasonable.
People travel using wheelchair and rides and oxygen sooner.
Most aircraft have lower oxygen than ground level and with fatigue, anemia, post op congestion can create some risk. ...Read more

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Which is more severe: stents or quadruple coronary artery bypass?

Which is more severe: stents or quadruple coronary artery bypass?

Severe: Generally the more disease the more likely we are to do bypass rather than multiple stents. This is not a universal truth however. ...Read more