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Doctor insights on: Life Expectancy After Coronary Bypass Surgery

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Tell me about minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery?

Tell me about minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery?

2 definitions: One definition is the avoidance of cardiopulmonary bypass or "off-pump." more classic definition is any surgery that avoids a stenotomy (dividing the breastbone). This can be done with a mini-thoracotomy or completely endoscopic with robotics. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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What to tell me about minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery?

What to tell me about minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery?

Possible: There are some indications, and some risks.
Many patients have multiple vessels involved and on the back of the heart.
Standard operation gives great exposure, full revasculariazion with low risk through the years.
Some minimal are also not so minimal!, when examined! ...Read more

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What cavity would you do coronary bypass surgery on?

What cavity would you do coronary bypass surgery on?

The heart is at : Chest cavity. Typical open heart surgery required a midsternotomy. Opening the chest along the sternum and retracting laterally. You will see the pericardial sac. After pericardiotomy you will see the heart beating at he cavity. ...Read more

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What is the patient criteria for minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery?

What is the patient criteria for minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery?

Anatomy: It would largely depend on the coronary anatomy and location of the target vessel/s and the surgeon -- not the patient criteria. ...Read more

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I would like data on how scientists have studied the effectiveness of coronary bypass surgery. do you know where I could find this info?

I would like data on how scientists have studied the effectiveness of coronary bypass surgery. do you know where I could find this info?

Much written: There is a great deal written about this subject. Much more than I can possibly summarize here. I tried to find you a reference that will provide the basics. Check this out: https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid=2F8A515DD480D840&resid=2F8A515DD480D840%211444&app=WordPdf ...Read more

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When is coronary bypass surgery necessary?

When is coronary bypass surgery necessary?

Symptoms: when diet, exercise and medicines don't provide adequate symptom relief, then CABG is indicated if the anatomy and other factors allow. There are other possible indications too ...Read more

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Is coronary bypass surgery low risk surgery?

Generally yes.: The average mortality rate for coronary artery bypass surgery is between 1-3%, with 1% being the patients with the lowest risk and least complicated surgery and 3% being the most complicated of the surgeries. ...Read more

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Why is coronary bypass surgery a risky thing?

Can be a good thing: All surgeries/procedures carry potential risks. The benefits of coronary bypass in the appropriately selected patients can far outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Does coronary bypass surgery extend the lives of most?

Yes: Most patients who undergo coronary bypass surgery have 2 or 3 vessel coronary artery disease and do benefit from prolonged survival. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of coronary bypass surgery?

Bucks and injury: Over the last several years angioplasty has exceeded coronary bypass surgery as the preferred way to treat coronary artery disease. Optimistic coronary bypass patients are half as likely as pessimists to require re-hospitalization. The big bucks are in triple coronary bypass surgery, not routine visits to the doctor's office. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why coronary bypass surgery is a good thing?

Can you please explain why coronary bypass surgery is a good thing?

Works.,: Blockage of coronaries is a mechanical issue like a traffic jam.
Detour= bypass allows traffic- blood to get to the destination.
This relieves angina symptoms and in selected cases seems to prolong quality life. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any non-invasive alternative to coronary bypass surgery?

Medication: However, medication is generally not nearly as good a substitute in terms of restoring adequate blood flow to the heart muscle as is bypass surgery in the patients who are recommended to have bypass surgery. ...Read more

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Is pherpheril arterial disease is likely to occur during a coronary bypass surgery?

Likely present : Atherosclerosis is the overall disease which causes both coronary artery disease and peripheral arterial disease. It's certainly not unusual for a patient with one disease to also have the other simultaneously. ...Read more

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Is there any chance of heart not re starting once surgeon stops it in coronary bypass surgery for young patients?

Is there any chance of heart not re starting once surgeon stops it in coronary bypass surgery for young patients?

Rare and : Usually only in a very bad heart to begin with!.
Most start right up as warm blood is returned to the coronary circulation
sometimes electrical defibrillation is used as a n adjunct. ...Read more

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In coronary bypass surgery which blood vessels supply the wall of the heart with blood?

In coronary bypass surgery which blood vessels supply the wall of the heart with blood?

See below: The Left anterior descending with its branches, diagonals and septal perforators, the left circumflex with its branches, obtuse marginals, and the right coronary artery with its branches, especially the posterior descending and posterolateral branches. ...Read more

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My father aged 59 was found to have 3 heart blocks...Now he underwent bypass surgery with 2 bypasses..What is his life expectancy?

My father aged 59 was found to have 3 heart blocks...Now he underwent bypass surgery with 2 bypasses..What is his life expectancy?

It depends: His surgeon would be a better resource. Life expectancy depends on several things. How well does his heart squeeze? Were all the blockages bypassed? How healthy are the rest of his arteries? Does he have lung disease, diabetes, other health issues? Is he smoking? Will he change his risk factors? Assuming no other issues and normal heart function then he should do very well. ...Read more

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Whats life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

Whats life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

Yes: Yes certainly. Bypass surgery under the right circumstance is performed to improve quality of life and also longevity. How long one survives after bypass is of course dependent on the age, condition of the heart and overall health at the time of the surgery. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

What is the life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

Improved generally: 98%!from surgery
then close to tables for age, sex, and other diseases
stop smoking
weight control
exercize
are critical. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

What is the life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

Excellent: If they follow instructions, they are returned to close to natural history of their age group and risk group
diabetes high lipids high blood pressure etc
no smoking, . ...Read more

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Can the person who went through coronary artery bypass surgery live a long life?

Can the person who went through coronary artery bypass surgery live a long life?

Yes: Yes certainly. Bypass surgery under the right circumstance is performed to improve quality of life and also longevity. How long one survives after bypass is of course dependent on the age, condition of the heart and overall health at the time of the surgery. ...Read more

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Can a person who went through coronary artery bypass surgery live a long and healthy life?

Can a person who went through coronary artery bypass surgery live a long and healthy life?

Absolutely!: If somebody is diagnosed with coronary heart disease before any damage is done to the heart muscle, we now have the tools to provide a totally normal life in many such patients. By restoring blood flow, and then aggressively preventing this process from coming back (diet, exercise, quitting smoking and aggressive medications), the outlook is often excellent. ...Read more

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Is adenosine preconditioning cardioprotective in coronary artery bypass surgery?

Is adenosine preconditioning cardioprotective in coronary artery bypass surgery?

Maybe: Experimental models (mice, chickens) have shown some benefit of Adenosine before and during cardiac surgery. However, clinical studies in actual patients have not shown as significant a benefit - similar to Adenosine treatment in patients with acute mi. ...Read more

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Can you describe coronary artery bypass surgery?

Can you describe coronary artery bypass surgery?

Yes: 1.Sternotomy, 2.Conduit harvest, 3.Full heparinization and institution of cardiopulmonary bypass, 4. With or without induction of cardioplegic arrest, 5. Microsurgical arteriotomies and anastomoses of the end of the conduits to the side of the coronaries distal to the obstruction and to the aorta, 6.Restoration of systolic function, wean off cpb reverse hep., hemostasis, chest tubes, pacing leads, close. ...Read more

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Who benefits from coronary artery bypass surgery?

Who benefits from coronary artery bypass surgery?

You,the patient: Triple vessel disease, left main coronary critical stenosis, selected double or single vessel disease specially if mammary to LAD involved, patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the risk of coronary artery bypass surgery?

Stroke: Stroke, risk of infection , risk of death all less than 2percent in most cases. ...Read more

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What is the recovery of coronary artery bypass surgery?

6-12 week restricted: The sternum (breast bone) is the vulnerable item after bypass and one shouldn't drive or lift anything >5# for 6 weeks. No heavy lifting for 12 weeks. One can walk and shower within days. Sex is okay when one feels well enough. Fatigue is common for 1 - 3 months. Appetite may be depressed the first several weeks. Pain is minimal & easily controlled. ...Read more

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What is the risk rate on coronary artery bypass surgery?

STS risk calculator: You can estimate the risk with the sts risk calculator. Search "sts risk calculator" on your favorite search engine. Based on many factors; age, comorbodities, renal function, ect... It will estimate the risk of having surgery.
For a healthy 50 yo it should be around 1% mortality if undergoing bypass. ...Read more

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