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Doctor insights on: Hpw Long Does A Heart Bypass Last

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How long does a bypass heart graft last?

How long does a bypass heart graft last?

Multifactorial : Average lifespan of a saphenous vein graft is 7-8 years. 50% open in 10 years. Of an artery usually internal mammary 90% at 10 years. Above depend on severity of disease, surgeon technique and skills, morbidities associated with the patient, quality of the graft, quality of follow up, rehabilitation process, changes in life style, patient responsibility with care. ...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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How long does a triple bypass last, before you will need some other form of heart surgery?

How long does a triple bypass last, before you will need some other form of heart surgery?

Personal choice : It depends on the patients compliance with diet, medications, and exercise. Typically, I should last several years, but it is so individual specific according to lifestyle. I recommend close monitoring of such a patient. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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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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My grandpa had a heart bypass last april. Now his heart is ok but he has become over-anxious abt very trivial things. What to do?

My grandpa had a heart bypass last april. Now his heart is ok but he has become over-anxious abt very trivial things. What to do?

This is very common: After bypass surgery anxiety is very common. This is often due actually to depression. In some cases bypass surgery can unveil early dementia. I would recommend treatment with a ssri initially to see if this helps. Sertraline or escitalopram work well for anxiety. I would avoid benzodiazepines at all cost. Do not use ativan, xanax (alprazolam) or valium type medications to treat this anxiety. ...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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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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Can someone tell me how long will it take to heal from a triple heart, bypass?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to heal from a triple heart, bypass?

Depend: Your rehabilitation program after discharge from hospital will last 3 to 4 weeks. There, education and follow up on how to take care of yourself will happen. Wound care, diet, medications, driving, activities, exercises, sex, etc. Family support extremely important. Short term memory and cognitive difficulties can happen earlier. May be even depression. Every person heal different. ...Read more

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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 on :
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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For a heart bypass operation, how long is an average hospital stay?

For a heart bypass operation, how long is an average hospital stay?

4 to 5 days: Most patients after an uncomplicated heart bypass surgery can be discharged within 5 days from the procedure. Depending on the patient's co-morbidities and other factors, including social factors, the length of stay may vary. Complications can certainly increase length of stay significantly. ...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 a cardiograph will it be for my heart opereation? A bypass and two heart valves replaced plz

How long after a cardiograph will it be for my heart opereation? A bypass and two heart valves replaced plz

Don't understand: I don't understand your question. Please clarify. Are you having a procedure? Is it for a repeat open-heart surgery. You need to ask your doctor who is taking care of you to explain all the things he or she wants you to have ...Read more

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How long 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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How long does it take to recover from triple bypass heart surgery?

How long does it take to recover from triple bypass heart surgery?

Weeks to Months: You will be home usually within a week but rehabilitation is a big part of recovery and it will take several more weeks before you feel 100%. The sternotomy will be sore until it fully heals. In addition, if you had a vein harvest from the legs, it takes several weeks for these wounds to heal. Overall it takes a month or two before you feel fully recovered. ...Read more

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My father had a triple heart bypass last Wednesday. Yesterday he coughed up blood is that normal and what does it mean?

My father had a triple heart bypass last Wednesday. Yesterday he coughed up blood is that normal and what does it mean?

CABG: Coughing up blood could mean he had some tracheal damage from the endotracheal tube during surgery but there are other possiblilities. He should get in touch with his physician and let his doc decide what to do. ...Read more

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How long would my heart surgery be for two haert valves replaced and bypass too.?

How long would my heart surgery be for two haert valves replaced and bypass too.?

6-8 hours: A bypass takes about 10-15 min per graft (proximAl and distal) each valve takes about 30. — 45 min plus it takes an hour to place lined and put a person to sleep. Most patients Go to OR at 7:30 and will be in ICU by 3:00 ...Read more

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My father is a heart patient who had 4 bypasses September last year. Last week he developed dry cough which is so irritable.

My father is a heart patient who had 4 bypasses September last year. Last week he developed dry cough which is so irritable.

See doctor...: There are many possible causes for a cough. If it is of recent onset, it could be due to acute bronchitis, post-nasal drip, etc. A more chronic cough could be due to bronchospasm, GERD, post-nasal drip, etc. In this case, heart failure would be a concern as well especially if he is also complaining of shortness of breath, leg swelling, coughing pink sputum, etc. Take him to a doc for diagnosis. ...Read more

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My father is a heart patient who had 4 bypasses do e last year around September. Lately he has had dry cough which is so irritable. I worry about him.

My father is a heart patient who had 4 bypasses do e last year around September. Lately he has had dry cough which is so irritable. I worry about him.

On an ACE-I: Is your father on an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-Inhibitor drug? (there are many and the names used in New Guinea will differ from the USA). This class is regularly prescribed after heart surgery and causes cough in 10% — if so, he must stop it. Also, ask for a chest x-ray to rule out heart failure and many other causes of cough. ...Read more

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My father is a heart patient, he had 4 bypasses done last year on September. Since last week he has had dry cough which bis irritable which is a worry?

My father is a heart patient, he had 4 bypasses done last year on September. Since last week he has had dry cough which bis irritable which is a worry?

See doctor...: There are many possible causes for a cough. If it is of recent onset, it could be due to acute bronchitis, post-nasal drip, etc. A more chronic cough could be due to bronchospasm, GERD, post-nasal drip, etc. In this case, heart failure would be a concern as well especially if he is also complaining of shortness of breath, leg swelling, coughing pink sputum, etc. Take him to his doc for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had an ischemic stroke last may, 5 weeks later I had a 6 vessel graft heart bypass. Is it safe to take a 16-hour flight 2 mos after my bypass?

Flight: You should consult the physicians who know you and your associated physiology and pathology for advice regarding whether you a long flight is appropriate for you in your situation. ...Read more

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Why do some hearts bypass stints fail?

Why do some hearts 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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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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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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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