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Cabg bypass graft. What to expect long-term?

Cabg bypass graft. What to expect long-term?

Good results: CABG surgery has good long term results. You can expect to live longer, have less cardiac interventions, and relief from angina. The lima graft has >90% patency at 20 years. The radial artery graft about 70% at 10 years and vein grafts 50% at 10 years. About 10% of patients need a redo operation at 10 years. ...Read more

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How do you treat a femoro-femoral bypass graft?

Follow up: YOU don't "treat" this, it is the result of an operation. In general if the graft is successful and wounds heal it should last for years. Most surgeons recommend periodic follow up every 6-12 months with studies to be sure there are no problems. Sometimes prolonged sitting or bending t the waste can cause the graft to kink but that is unusual ...Read more

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Expert opinions? What kind of findings would be an indication for a femorofemoral bypass graft?

Leg pain: A fem- fem bypass is indicated for patients with incapacitating leg pain on walking or threatened limb loss, associated with a iliac artery occlusion on one side. These are usually treated with angioplasty and stenting, . ...Read more

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I did aortic cohabitation bypass graft 1.5 year ago, do it needs follow up?

I did aortic cohabitation bypass graft 1.5 year ago, do it needs follow up?

Probably: Aorta-coronary bypasses can become occluded or narrow over time.
Do not smoke
take your aspirin
take your statin
cardiovascular exercize and weight control are important
regular follow up is a part of the better health pattern
see american heart guidelines. ...Read more

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How long does it take to become concious after coronary bypass graft surgery (the surgery duration was 6 hours. Please give a range of time)?

How long does it take to become concious after coronary bypass graft surgery (the surgery duration was 6 hours. Please give a range of time)?

It varies: It all depends how was the patient going into the surgery and how the surgery went. Usually if a healthy patient undergoes CABG surgery, he is ECT unarmed the same day and he/she is awake alert even before he/she is extubated. ...Read more

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Just had a venus bypass graft in my leg 2 weeks ago but my leg is still swelling so need to know if this is normal or is it a sign it hasn't worked?

Just had a venus bypass graft in my leg 2 weeks ago but my leg is still swelling so need to know if this is normal or is it a sign it hasn't worked?

Not unexpected: Removing one of the veins in your leg can cause some swelling. This is usually limited and resolves after several weeks, but can persist. ...Read more

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Just had a venus bypass graft in my leg 2 weeks ago but it's still swelling up so I was wandering if this is normal or is it a bad sign of failure?

Just had a venus bypass graft in my leg 2 weeks ago but it's still swelling up so I was wandering if this is normal or is it a bad sign of failure?

Too early: Too early to tell. Swelling early post op is to be expected. Give it time. Follow up with your drs and make sure there's no blood clot or infection. ...Read more

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What's a coronary artery bypass graft for?

What's a coronary artery bypass graft for?

Rerouting of blood: A coronary artery bypass brings more blood to the heart muscle by connecting a new tube (vein or artery) past a blockage in an artery on the heart. ...Read more

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When do they do cardiac bypass graft replacement?

When do they do cardiac bypass graft replacement?

If u mean CABG: CABG is used in pts with severe multivessel disease, highly complex blockages that are not amenable to angioplasty, pts with weak hearts and multivessel disease especially diabetics, pts with blockages that need a valve replaced or repaired. These are just few reasons. All pts need to be treated as a unique case with all the risks vs benefits evaluated prior to any procedure bing done. ...Read more

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Just had a venus bypass graft in mt right leg, wandering roughy what the success rate is for these kind of procedures, only had it done 3 days ago! Mat?

Just had a venus bypass graft in mt right leg, wandering roughy what the success rate is for these kind of procedures, only had it done 3 days ago! Mat?

Very young: Cause of blockage?
Cyst
trauma
medial deterioration
aneurysm
smoking/ diabetes?

Nevertheless, venous femoral popliteal bypass is a good operation with 50-70'% five year patency.
Higher if one counts repeat fixes! ...Read more

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How is coronary artery bypass graft performed?

How is coronary artery bypass graft performed?

Carefully: The distal end of the internal mammary artery is anastomosed to the coronary artery distal to the atheromatous plaque using 8-0 polypropilene and high power magnification. Radial artery or grater saphenous vein grafts are anastomosed to the ascending aorta and tho the coronary distal to the plaque. Obviously the thorax has to be entered and cardiopulmonary bypass may or not be used, . ...Read more

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How is coronary artery bypass graft proceudre performed?

How is coronary artery bypass graft proceudre performed?

Carefully: Bypass surgery involves connecting a new tube (artery or vein) to a coronary artery past a blockage. It is done on a stopped heart using the heart lung machine or on a beating heart by stabilizing the heart with certain devices. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: coronary artery bypass graft?

What is the definition or description of: coronary artery bypass graft?

Treat blocksges: 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 essence "bypassing" the blockages. ...Read more

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What is the cost of coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

What is the cost of coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

Depends on country: The specific cost of operations vary with the country, city, hospital, surgeons. Actual cost is multifactorial. Ask your hospital. ...Read more

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Why would a doc recommend coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

Why would a doc recommend coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

CAD: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is generally recommended for those that have severe coronary artery disease (cad). This is commonly referred to as "blockages" in the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. While many blockages are treated with stents, extensive, complex or particular high grade lesion may be safer and achieve better results if corrected by a surgical approach. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been adviced by my cardiologist for a coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

What to do if I have been adviced by my cardiologist for a coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

Without knowing: The specifics of your situation, and if this is not an urgent situation, and you don't know what to think or do, to go back to your cardiologist and ask more questions. If still, you don't know, ask for a second opinion or talk to the cardiothoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Scott bolhack, why do vains, which normally do not develop it, develop atherosclerosis once they are grafted. (in a coronary bypass, for example)?

Dr. Scott bolhack, why do vains, which normally do not develop it, develop atherosclerosis once they are grafted. (in a coronary bypass, for example)?

Clarification Issue: Arteries constantly sustain stretching and relaxing force/movement with each heart beat, i.e. The pulse. This movement of the endothelial structure facilitates movement of low density lipoprotein particles, sugars and other small atherosclerosis promoting particles & molecules through the intercellular spaces between the endothelial cells. Optimizing drivers is more important for vein grafts. ...Read more

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Can you explain the difference between synthetic and natural grafts for leg bypass?

Can you explain the difference between synthetic and natural grafts for leg bypass?

Vein vs. Symthetic: Typically natural bypass grafts are your own vein or artery. It is also possible to use cryopreserved vein or artery from a cadaver (less common but an option). Synthetic grafts are made either or gore-tex /ptfe or woven polyester (dacron). The natural grafts are less likely to clot when there is poor circulation and they are less prone to infection. ...Read more

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Will an artificial graft for bypass last longer than a natural one?

No: An artificial graft may last as long as a natural graft but I know of no synthetic grafts which actually last longer. ...Read more

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What complications can there be after vascular bypass surgery with a graft. Surgery done 11/23/2016 and in horrendous pain almost numb feeling now.

Infection, nerve inj: There are multiple complications that might occur including infection, graft closure or clotting and nerve injury. ...Read more