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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Is there a 6 way bypass?

Is there a 6 way bypass?

Bypass Surgery: Bypass is a common heart surgery for blocked coronary arteries. The number of bypass grafts are the number that is associated with how many blockages must be bypassed. It is not unheard of to do six. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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?

 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?

Excellent: actually open heart surgery is on of the safest surgery ever you chance of surviving the operation is more than 99% after surgery you are like a young guy with a new hart specially after you finish the rehab good luck with your surgery ...Read more

Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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?

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

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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What can a bypass do for you?

What can a bypass do for you?

Prevent death: A bypass is just that. It bypasses a blockage in an artery in your heart. Without it, your heart muscle is starved for blood and it dies. If enough of your heart dies, you die. ...Read more

Dr. Carlo Hatem Dr. Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
21 years in practice
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Hossam Amin Dr. Amin
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
29 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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When are you fully recovered from a quintruple bypass?

2 month: It should takes up to 2 months however if the baseline medical condition is poor the recovery may take longer. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular
29 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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How much time are stents and bypasses supposed to last?

How much time are stents and bypasses supposed to last?

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

Dr. Theresa Redling Dr. Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
30 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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My grandpa is having double bypass, should be concerned?

My grandpa is having double bypass, should be concerned?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How many times can one person go through quintuple bypass successfully?

How many times can one person go through quintuple bypass successfully?

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

Dr. Steven Guyton Dr. Guyton
Surgery - Thoracic
42 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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What other option is available if a bypass cannot be performed because of blocked stents?

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 more

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen Dr. Rickertsen
Family Medicine
32 years in practice
University of Auckland School of Medicine
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What are the success rates after a double bypass op ? And if unsuccessful why would it fail ?

What are the success rates after a double bypass op ? And if unsuccessful why would it fail ?

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

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What is triple bypass?

What is triple bypass?

CABG: Triple bypass refers to 3 coronary artery blockages being bypassed by surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Mott Dr. Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
25 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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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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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli Dr. Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Atherectomy is it better than bypass?

Atherectomy is it  better than bypass?

No: Bypass if needed and possible is a better form of revascularization. To this day, and to the best of my knowledge, there have not been any studies that show angioplasty of any kind has a better long-term outcome than bypass surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Oliver Aalami Dr. Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
19 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Can you be too old to have a femoral bypass?

Can you be too old to have a femoral bypass?

No: If your level of activity is still high and you have vascular disease that is treatable (and you are healthy enough to tolerate the surgery), then it is ok to have the bypass. Age alone is not a contraindication to surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jacques Kpodonu Dr. Kpodonu
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
23 years in practice
University of Ghana Medical School
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What are chances of surviving a triple bypass?

Very good: More than 95 percent chance of making full recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Jacques Kpodonu Dr. Kpodonu
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
23 years in practice
University of Ghana Medical School
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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