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Is There A 6 Way Bypass
I am 63 years old. Am going to have six way bypass done. Other than that, very healthy. What are my chances of survival during surgery and after?
My father is 79 years old. He suffered through an on going battle with chf; as well as 6-way bypass surgery. He hasn't been able to keep food downwhy?
? Ischemic : Your father's condition is such that it should be discussed in person with his doctor. Adverse effects of medication, peptic ulcer, and chronic mesenteric ischemia are some common causes as based on his risk factors. If the bypass was recent, there is a chance they could be related and you would want to bring it to the attention of his surgeon. Blessings for your father. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a 5 way bypass 6 yrs ago, 50 years old, excellent fitness level- body fat 15%, chloresterol 85. Should i consider testisterone therapy if low?
No: A study reported today shows increased cv mortality in patients treated with testosterone replacement (you can google this) - i'm aware that an earlier study showed lower risk. You must recognize that this is controversial. "be not the first on which the new is tried, nor the last to cast the old aside." just do what you're doing: diet, exercise, Aspirin and statin - those are proven! ...Read more
I am 58, I have had a triple bypass and 6 weeks later I had 3 stents put in. In July it will be 2 years since my bypass. I am experiencing a pinchin?
See your doctor: I don't want to seem insensitive, but you have a life threatening problem. You should not be seeking opinions online in this or any other fourm. Contact your cardiologist or your personal physician. Good luck. ...Read more
2 month: It should takes up to 2 months however if the baseline medical condition is poor the recovery may take longer. ...Read more
Varies: Many bypasses and stents will eventually fail at some point. The durability really depends on numerous factors and it really varies. Some of these factors include the size of the vessel treated, the length of the stent or bypass, the type of stent, the vessels below the area treated, the quality of the vessel other patient related factors. Your doctor can give you a decent estimate. ...Read more
Of course: Any major surgery should be a concern. However, now a daysbypass is common in the elderly. things to monitor post op are confusion and sensitivyt to meds- pain meds, sleeping pills, anyhting that may contribute to delirium(acute confusion) in the hosptial. Often times the recovery is worse then the surgery ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Once is more than enough since it's an invasive surgery with high risks involved. Your cardiologist is the best person to ask. Prevention is key! ...Read more
Unusual: Options such as laser transmyocardial revacularization are possible, or injections of angiogenic factors experimentally. It's unusual for blocked stents to prevent construction of a bypass graft, since stents are generally placed proximally in a coronary artery and bypass grafts can be placed more distally. Severe disease which necessitated the stents may prevent effective bypasses, however. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Family practice : This must be a question concerning a friend or family member. It does depend on age and other medical conditions. The success rate is fairly high. Most patients do well life style , diet, and exercise are encouraged. No smoking. Lowering high cholesterol and controlling blood pressure. ...Read more