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Hpw Long Does A Heart Bypass 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
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
What to do if I had heart bypass for coarctation of the aorta at age 36. They used an artificial graft, will it last longer?
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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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
My grandpa is having septuple bypass heart surgery tomorrow morning. How long does this usually take? And is this a fairly basic surgery? Low risk?
Cabg: Risk varies with patients condition. Operation several hours. Recovery a few weeks to full activity in gneral. ...Read more
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
My father had a triple heart bypass last Wednesday. Yesterday he coughed up blood is that normal and what does it mean?
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
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
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
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
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
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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