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Life Expectancy After Triple Bypass Surgery
Triple bypass: About 4-6 weeks to feel pretty normal again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I be concerned if there is a sudden muscle ache in left area just beneath scapula after triple bypass surgery acts/feels like a muscle cramp?
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Varies: The graft may have closed because it was attached to a diffusely diseased vessel with miminal flow. If the area is collateralized, nothing may need to be done. If reduced blood flow to that are of the heart is documented and associated with symptoms, then your own vessel that lost the bypass may possibly be opened with a stent. Talk to your cardiologist. ...Read more
My dad had triple bypass surgery last week he has contd to cough since the surgery. Is it normal after his bypass surgery? If yes, how long ?
Cough: Bypass surgery by itself is not going cause cough, may be another reason for it. It could be from medication or infection or asthmatic reaction in the lung. Once the cause is identified and treated the cough should subside ...Read more
A fib: Risk of emboli going to brain causing stroke. Rapid ventricular response(heart rate to high) may cause angina, dizziness, passing out, heart attacks, other heart irregular rhythms. Let you cardiologist manage case. Is complex to explain here. It is certainly manageable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 4 hours: The average time of bypass surgery if about four hours but it depends on a lot ot things. Some surgeons are faster than others but that does not necessarily mean that faster is better. Also it depends on how technically difficult the surgery is. I can never be sure how long it will take me to drive to work. That i get there safely is the most important thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite high: Depends on risk factors going in! the operation itself carries good results in general, but smokers, diabetics, obese have increased risks to have the problems and to recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Dont know the exact % but 5 year survival typically increases significantly in patients with 3 vessel disease when they have been revascularized. ...Read more
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