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How can someone who has had a triple bypass surgery still die of a heart attack?

How can someone who has had a triple bypass surgery still die of a heart attack?

Secondary prevention: By 10 years after bypass, there is a 50% risk of having experienced closure of one or more vein grafts . Bypass is not a cure. Atherosclerosis is an ongoing problem and requires lifelong treatment of risk factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Bypass surgery is done to aid in weight loss and recovery from obesity by drastically diminishing the size and absorptive capacity of the stomach. Bypass surgery is often successful, but requires extensive follow-up with ...Read more


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My dad has heart disease, having had heart attack and triple bypass surgery a few years ago. Is heart disease hereditary? Should I be concerned?

My dad has heart disease, having had heart attack and triple bypass surgery a few years ago. Is heart disease hereditary? Should I be concerned?

Can be: yes it can be but good healthy lifestyle; no smoking, aerobic exercise like walking 20-30min/day average, healthy normal weight, no excess drinking alcohol , for woman 12 oz beer or 6 oz wine or 1 shot liquor only /day . get lipid profile ,cvc cmp labs, see your dr for keg , do stress test if any chest pain see cardiologist ...Read more

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My mother 79yrs old had triple bypass surgery she states dr told her she had blood in enzyme going from heart to kidneys what does that mean?

My mother 79yrs old had triple bypass surgery she states dr told her she had blood in enzyme going from heart to kidneys what does that mean?

Mixed up: Your mother didn't get what the doc told her. What you wrote is gibberish. You need to ask the doc what she was told as what you got from your mom is mixed up. ...Read more

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What is a triple heart bypass surgery?

What is a triple heart bypass surgery?

3 coronaries bypasse: The heart, in general has 3 major arteries ( left anterior, circumflex and right) but there can be a lot of variation and branches like highways and streets to get the blood traffic distributed. We bypass those with wrecks- stenosis obstructions . 3-4 is common on the average. More is possible depending on the anatomy and disease. ...Read more

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Is triple heart bypass surgery dangerous?

Is triple heart bypass surgery dangerous?

Define dangerous: It is major surgery. People who need it are already in danger, in danger of a heart attack, or a sudden life threatening rhythm disturbance. Every case is individualized; some patients (and mds) may opt for medical management. The best surgical results come from places and docs that have high volume (not a "factory"), not the occasional case. Can get info state by state re: success and complicatio. ...Read more

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Is triple heart bypass surgery a serious and complicated surgery?

Is triple heart bypass surgery a serious and complicated surgery?

Yes: Heart surgery is definitely major surgery. It requires the coordinated effort of several doctors, nurses, and technicians. Often the patient is placed on the heart lung machine and the heart is stopped temporarily. The arteries on the heart are usually only 1-2 mm in size - the size of a wire in a paper clip. Fortunately the rate of complication is very small. ...Read more

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Can heart bypass surgery require cracking the chest open?

Can heart bypass surgery require cracking the chest open?

Sternal incision: The sternum- breast bone is cut with a special saw and wired back together at completion and heals well in general. Done for most congenital, valvular and coronary operations for great exposure and safety and avoids other incisions in chest or groin! ...Read more

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