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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?

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 dont 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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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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