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Is it possible to do a triple bypass on someone who has copd?

Is it possible to do a triple bypass on someone who has copd?

Yes: Good lung ventilation is needed to come off cardiopulmonary bypass, which is usually done for 3-vessel cabg. Mild COPD may not be a problem. Severe COPD may have problem, though if this bad, probably can't exert enough to benefit from cabg. COPD may prolong time to extubation after surgery. You will be carefully evaluated and tested prior to surgery, unless truly emergent. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Copd patient aged 71. Triple bypass 4 years ago in inhalers. Moderate copd stage. What is prognosis like?

Copd patient aged 71. Triple bypass 4 years ago in inhalers. Moderate copd stage. What is prognosis like?

Multiple factors: Are at play. Optimize cardiac and respiratory treatments, especially preventive measures.
Genetics, diet and environment are important factors.
By experience, you could have a very good quality of life. ...Read more

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If I smoke and have copd, could I die during my bypass surgery?

If I smoke and have copd, could I die during my bypass surgery?

Bypass surgery: Your cardiothoracic surgeon needs to review with you your specific risks heading into surgery. Smoking and COPD are additional risk factors for recovery post-operatively. Your surgeon will make sure that a pulmonologist will follow with him once the surgery is completed. You should be making plans to cease smoking forever given your need for bypass surgery. ...Read more

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How do you perform a triple bypass on someone?

How do you perform a triple bypass on someone?

Open heart surgery: This involves open heart surgery and placing a patient on the heart lung machine. ...Read more

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What is the risk associated with a triple bypass?

What is the risk associated with a triple bypass?

It depends: What vessels
what size
what degrees of stenosis
what other risks -diabetes age etc
how functional is the heart function-ejection fraction=squeezing status. ...Read more

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What exactly is a triple bypass surgery?

What exactly is a triple bypass surgery?

Bypassing...: Usually the three vessels of the heart (right coronary, left circumflex, and left anterior descending) get bypassed. There could be other combinations of these vessels for the triple bypass, though. ...Read more

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What is the duration of triple bypass surgery?

What is the duration of triple bypass surgery?

About 4 hours: The average time of bypass surgery if about four hours but it depends on a lot ot things. Some surgeons are faster than others but that does not necessarily mean that faster is better. Also it depends on how technically difficult the surgery is. I can never be sure how long it will take me to drive to work. That I get there safely is the most important thing. ...Read more

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How should you be feeling 3 weeks after triple bypass surgery?

How should you be feeling 3 weeks after triple bypass surgery?

Better: Varies from person to person. You might still be a bit sore, get tired with activity, maybe some swelling. However you should be feeling better as each day goes by. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of triple bypass surgery?

Better outcome: Pro - in general, if you have 3 vessel coronary artery disease and require "triple bypass" surgery, you will fare better over the long run than you would with stenting or medication alone. You would have better control of angina symptoms and a lesser risk of a heart attack.

Con - risks of bypass surgery, having to go through with surgery and recovery from it. In most patients, risks are small. ...Read more

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What can be done if after a triple bypass surgery, the center one clogs within 3 years?

What can be done if after a triple bypass surgery, the center one clogs within 3 years?

Varies: The graft may have closed because it was attached to a diffusely diseased vessel with miminal flow. If the area is collateralized, nothing may need to be done. If reduced blood flow to that are of the heart is documented and associated with symptoms, then your own vessel that lost the bypass may possibly be opened with a stent. Talk to your cardiologist. ...Read more

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My husband is 48 years old and has been smoking since he was 10 years old and has got to have triple bypass. What are his odds?

My husband is 48 years old and has been smoking since he was 10 years old and has got to have triple bypass. What are his odds?

Not bad: If he stops smoking 6 weeks before surgery if the surgery is elective then he will have less problems with lungs after surgery. His long term outlook is good after surgery only if he stops smoking, otherwise it is a waste os time and resources. ...Read more

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My husband is 48 years old and has been smoking since he was 10 years old and has got to have triple bypass. How bad does this get?

My husband is 48 years old and has been smoking since he was 10 years old and has got to have triple bypass. How bad does this get?

Needs to quit: While there are many factors which can lead to arteriosclerosis, the one constant is cigarette smoking. He has a least a 38 pack year history, and is now having surgery. If he continues to smoke, expect more blockages in other locations. ...Read more

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Are there any noteworthy so-called side effects following the first 3 weeks following triple bypass which went well. Any common factors complaints?

Mainly tiredness: It is a major surgery. Even with uncomplicated course it takes a while, about 6 weeks to feel completely normal. You can be tired and short of breath. May need tablets to get rid of water. Some people develop severe inflammation around heart and lungs called post cardiotomy syndrome that may require treatment. You may also develop heart rhythm problems that need treatment. ...Read more

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What can I eat after a triple bypass?

What can I eat after a triple bypass?

Heart healthy: Your diet is designed to treat the atherosclerosis disease you have.
This will consist of low fat, low salt diet with more fish and vegetables included.
Also healthy lifestyle with more cardio exercise and no smoking. ...Read more

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What are the chances of one surviving a triple bypass?

What are the chances of one surviving a triple bypass?

Very good: The average mortality rate after elective non-emergent CABG surgery nationwide is 2-3%. This rate goes up the sicker you are. Examples of higher risk are increasing age, weak heart, kidney disease, having surgery in the middle of a heart attack. ...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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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more