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What is moya moya?

What is moya moya?

Moyamoya Disease: Moyamoya Disease is a vascular disorder effecting the brain which may cause strokes or transient ischemic attacks. ...Read more

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Any info on peripheral artery disease bypass surgery?

Any info on peripheral artery disease bypass surgery?

Yes: Very effective when done for selected disease state . Aortofemoral femoropopliteal femorodistal etc! ...Read more

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How is a coronary artery bypass surgery (cabg) done?

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How is a  coronary artery bypass surgery (cabg) done?

Complex, routine: With or without a heart-lung machine to isolate the heart from the circulation, conduits like vein segments or arteries are placed from the aorta (oxygenated blood) to the target artery beyond the blockage site, thus restoring oxygen to the heart muscle. If suitable, off-pump procedures can be used, though uncertain how much is gained with that less traumatic technique. ...Read more

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Femoral artery disease bypass surgery, what are the risks?

Femoral artery disease bypass surgery, what are the risks?

Multiple: Multiple but manageable. The surgical risks are bleeding, infection, heart attack, stroke, and death. All are relatively low. The post surgical issues are graft closure, infection, limb loss, and death. This is not a comprehensive list. Talk to you doctor or vascular surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

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Vascular surgery question?

Vascular surgery question?

Briefly,: Vascular surgery is a medical discipline that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems, exclusive of the heart. Interventional treatment can be both surgical and non-surgical (i.e. Catheter based and minimally invasive) and as such, make vascular surgeons uniquely qualified to provide unbiased recommendations for patients. ...Read more

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How effective is coronary artery bypass surgery for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is coronary artery bypass surgery for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Coronary artery dise: CABG is very effective at improving the symptoms of CAD in appropriate patients. Generally over 90% get good relief of symptoms sometimes for many years. The actual disease process isn't treated so CABG must be associated with diet, exercise and drug therapy long term. for the best results. ...Read more

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How is coronary artery bypass surgery conducted?

How is coronary artery bypass surgery conducted?

Step by step: Hello leenicole-- coronary artery bypass ad graft surgery is done in a strict step by step procedure involving first obtaining the bypass graft vessels -- which could be veins in the leg or arteries in the arms/chest -- then the sternum (chest bone) is split and forced open to access the heart in full view and the blocked vessel is bypassed -- etc. ...Read more

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Is moyamoya a congenital disease?

Is moyamoya a congenital disease?

YES: Moyamoya disease is generally a congenital disease affecting the arteries of the brain causing them to gradually occlude. Fortunately, collaterals develop to supply blood to critical areas of the brain. These vessels can be frail and are prone to bleeding - which can cause a stroke. ...Read more

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What exactly is "endarterectomy" in coronary artery bypass surgery?

What exactly is "endarterectomy" in coronary artery bypass surgery?

Rare!: Endarterectomy is not commonly performed during coronary artery bypass grafting; but in the strict sense of it, it is the removal of the plaque and really part of the inside wall of the artery during the operation. This by the way, is the common way of clearing the carotid arteries (arteries in the neck). ...Read more

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Is CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) an open heart surgery or closed heart surgery?

Is CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) an open heart surgery or closed heart surgery?

Not necessarily: A CABG if done without cardiopulmonary bypass (cpb) does not require the heart to be opened, however most cabgs are done with cpb requires cannula placement in the heart. However, most people consider any surgery on the heart where the chest is opened open heart surgery. ...Read more

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Do interventional procedures cure coronary artery diseases?

Do interventional procedures cure coronary artery diseases?

Coronary: Interventions are meant to relieve symptoms associated with hemodynamically significant blockages but don't remove atherosclerosis already there. Ongoing medical therapy is essential. In short, stents don't make you live longer but can help you live better. ...Read more

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What is the recovery of coronary artery bypass surgery?

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 coronary artery bypass surgery like?

What is coronary artery bypass surgery like?

See video: In you tube there is a nice video showing the procedure. There are also visual graphics and animations. ...Read more

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Result of Angiography: three vessel coronary artery desease. preserved LV systolic function.what is best FOR MEAngioplasty or bypass operation?

Depends: If you're diabetic, CABG has better outcomes. If your LEFT MAIN coronary artery has >50% blockage, CABG has better outcomes. Aside from those 2 points, it depends on the skill of the team you have. If they do a lot of angioplasty, that would be preferred. If they don't but their surgical team is first rate, then that would be preferred. ...Read more

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Angioplasty for cerebrovascular ischaemia good?

Angioplasty for cerebrovascular ischaemia good?

Yes: If you have failed medical management and are high risk for surgery, then carotid angioplasty and stenting with distal protection should be considered. Find an experienced operator and the risk of stroke during the procedure can be as low as 1%, which rivals surgery results. I have been doing carotid stents since 1999 and this procedure has helped many of my patients. ...Read more

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How risky is leg bypass surgery due to peripheral arterial disease?

How risky is leg bypass surgery due to peripheral arterial disease?

Risk vs Benefit: There is risk with all surgeries even those done with wires manipulated through the arteries (angiography/angioplasty). In experienced hands, these risks are minimal. However, pad if untreated can lead to severe pain, open ischemic ulcers, gangrene and loss of your limb. Given the choice, if you are having symptoms, then treatment is safer than waiting. ...Read more

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Vascular surgery on hand?

Vascular surgery on hand?

Yes: What kind of surgery on the hand, yes could be done if there is indication for it. ...Read more

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How is coronary bypass operated?

How is coronary bypass operated?

CABG: take a look at this site for information and illustration: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/coronary-bypass-surgery/basics/definition/PRC-20023680 ...Read more

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What is aneurysm bypass surgery?

What is aneurysm bypass surgery?

Usually replace: Graft material is sewn or implanted to replace the deteriorated arterial segment-aneurysm .Occasionally bypassed and ligated in popliteal but usually endo grafted or replaced in abdomen or chest . ...Read more

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