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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Wear Magnetic Bracelets After Heart Bypass

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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