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Is it safe to wear magnetic bracelets after heart bypass?

Is it safe to wear magnetic bracelets after heart bypass?

Yes: It should be okay for the vast majority of patients.
Few patients have had CABG with distal and proximal anastomotic magnetic connectors and I am not sure if a magnetic bracelet will have any influence. ...Read more

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How safe is it to travel after a quadruple heart bypass?

How safe is it to travel after a quadruple heart bypass?

CABG: After the recovery period post cabg, if the patient has good heart function and is free of symptoms and able to do a reasonable amount of symptom free exercise; travel to sea level and light activity should be fine. ...Read more

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How safe/ successful is robotic assisted bypass for the heart vs regular cabg.?

How safe/ successful is robotic assisted bypass for the heart vs regular cabg.?

Big Maybe: In general, the gold standard for CABG is full sternotomy. In experienced hands, the robot can be used to take down the lima, and a small incision to do an off pump cabg> ask your surgeon how many he has done in the past year. ...Read more

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My relative is having 99% blockage in heart he is adviced for a bypass surgery. Is it safe?

My relative is having 99% blockage in heart he is adviced for a bypass surgery. Is it safe?

Always surgical risk: There is always some risk in any surgery or procedure. That being said, bypass surgery has been around a long time and the techniques have been proven to be relatively safe. If a bypass machine is used and they are relatively healthy, the risk for death or complication is only 1-2%.Complications include stroke and kidney/liver failure.If the surgery is not done, they may have higher chance of death. ...Read more

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My relative is having 99% blockage in heart he is adviced for a bypass surgery. Is it safe?

My relative is having 99% blockage in heart he is adviced for a bypass surgery. Is it safe?

Choice: There are risks to all surgeries, but your friend has no choice. The small surgical risk is much less of a problem than the damage caused by the blockage. If the artery fully occludes, that part of his heart will surely die, and probably so will your friend. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a cough after heart bypass surgery?

Is it safe to have a cough after heart bypass surgery?

Yes, but: It hurts. Hold your chest with a pillow when you cough. If you have fever or sputum that is changing color or bloody, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a tattoo after having triple heart bypass surgery?

Is it safe to have a tattoo after having triple heart bypass surgery?

Yes: As long as they use sterile equipment to assure you don't get an infection. Go to a reputable practitioner with a good record. ...Read more

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Will any doctor say consuming little alchohol is safe for a bypass heart surgery done patient?

Will any doctor say consuming little alchohol is safe for a bypass heart surgery done patient?

Freedom of speech: I'm pretty sure you can find one to say that for you if that's what you're looking for. Remember, alcohol is a toxic and a known cause of cancer. But I'm sure someone will exercise their freedom of speech and say that. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a healthy 22 yr old with coronary anomaly to have bypass surgery? Scared of dieing on table. As they stop heart. Might not re-start?

Is it safe for a healthy 22 yr old with coronary anomaly to have bypass surgery? Scared of dieing on table. As they stop heart. Might not re-start?

See below: Discuss this with your cardiologist and cardiac surgeon. However if this procedure were not safe they would not advise you to undergo it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

Maybe: It depends what medications you're on. I would limit myself to 1 to 2 drinks in any given day. Also alcohol can affect the drug coumadin (warfarin). ...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?

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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How long does a heart bypass take?

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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Why do some heart bypass stints fail?

Why do some heart 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?

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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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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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

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I had heart bypass a wk. Ago. How long till no pain?

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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What food is not allowed to a bypassed heart patient?

Nothing specific: I like to put the patients I operate on a significantly reduced sugar diet. A balanced diet of lean protein, complex carbohydrates and vegetables. Also some fruits and nuts. I think sugar and corn syrup should be eliminated or reduced as much as possible. That being said, my patients over 80 - I often tell them to eat whatever they want. I figure it's not going to make a huge difference. ...Read more

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How can the heart be completely stopped during a bypass?

Heart lung machine: The blood in the heart is diverted in to a machine that oxygenates the blood and returns it to the body. The heart is also infused with chemicals or cooled, this is called cardioplegia. This then makes the heart still, and easy to work on. Some techniques use surgery on beating heart but not the typical procedure. ...Read more

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What are the main risks of getting a triple heart bypass?

What are the main risks of getting a triple heart bypass?

Heart attack, death: The technique of coronary bypass has matured over the years, and now carries an operative mortality of about 1-2%. Factors that increase risk are smoking, obesity, redo procedure. At 41 years old, assuming you are not a heavy smoker, you should do well. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many heart bypasses can a person have?

No set rule: But I've seen a few people have 3. Nowadays, it isn't as necessary to have a redo bypass since modern drug eluting stents make a very satisfactory treatment for failing grafts. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some common things to expect after heart bypass?

Can you tell me some common things to expect after heart bypass?

Cabg: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/coronary-bypass-surgery/basics/definition/prc-20023680.

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Are there any serious dangers/risks of getting a triple heart bypass?

Yes but also if not: Open heart cardiac bypass surgery has many potential risks during the surgery and during recovery- rhythm problems, fluid buildup around heart/in lung cavities, infection, etc. These potential problems are monitored closely and treated if they occur.
The risk of severe obstructive coronary artery disease (requiring bypass sugery) is also very significant and life threatening if not treated. ...Read more

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Has the technique used in doing heart bypasses changed since the 1980s?

Has the technique used in doing heart bypasses changed since the 1980s?

Yes: The additions have been off- pump bypass (widely used), video- assisted (selective), and robotic (rarely). On pump bypass, using cardio- pulmonary bypass, is a mature, well- studied, and widely used technique with excellent short and long term results. ...Read more

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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