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Doctor insights on: Quadruple Bypass Heart Surgery Survival Rate

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What is the open-heart surgery survival rate by age?

What is the open-heart surgery survival rate by age?

What kind?: Which type of cardiac surgery you are referring to? Repair of av canal, transposition, tetralogy, tapvr, erbs, tricuspid atresia, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia intact ventricular septum, dorv, dolv, vsd, asd, hypoplastic arch, aortic valve mitral valve, coronary revascularization, maze, ventricular aneurysm repair, aortic dissection repair to include some. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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Heart Surgery (Definition)

Open intervention on the heart to correct congenital cardiac anomalies, repair replace heart valves, ascending aortic dissection repair, coronary bypass, heart transplant, surgical removal of heart tumors, ventricular assist devices, cox maze procedures to cure atrial fibrillation, repair of trauma to the heart. Repair of iatrogenic injuries to heart, heart-lung ...Read more


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Can there be any difference between a triple and a quadruple bypass heart operation?

Can there be any difference between a triple and a quadruple bypass heart operation?

Yes: One additional graft hookup to another coronary.
Ten- fifteen minute longer operation.
The rest of the operation is about the same risks and benefits! ...Read more

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What should I feed an older man that just had a double bypass open-heart surgery?

What should I feed an older man that just had a double bypass open-heart surgery?

Most anything: If no difficulty sitting, chewing, swallowing and is hungry.
Many will have limited appetite so finding things they like is important.
Short term even skyline can be ok.
Long term see aha low cholesterol, low sodium is preferable. ...Read more

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Considering open-heart surgery and triple bypass but concerned as a spoker about oxygen use?

Considering open-heart surgery and triple bypass but concerned as a spoker about oxygen use?

It's a Problem: Smoking up until the time of CABG will cause more secretions in your lungs. You might end up going home on oxygen for a short time after surgery. Best to commit to quitting for good. ...Read more

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I've never had a problem using viagra (sildenafil) and have had bypass surgery, recently I had to have a Stent after 15 yrs of heart surgery.can I still take viagra (sildenafil)?

I've never had a problem using viagra (sildenafil) and have had bypass surgery, recently I had to have a Stent after 15 yrs of heart surgery.can I still take viagra (sildenafil)?

Viagra (sildenafil) and stent: This question needs to be asked of your doctor/cardiologist who knows you, your condition and your medications. If you are taking nitrates as part of your medications then you can't use the viagra (sildenafil) type drugs. Ask your Doc to explain all this to you. ...Read more

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Will I be able to talk to the perfusionist before my open-heart surgery. I have a lot of questions about cognitive problems from bypass machine.?

Will I be able to talk to the perfusionist before my open-heart surgery. I have a lot of questions about cognitive problems from bypass machine.?

Possibly: Your surgeon should also be able to address these questions, as they are certainly well-versed in the complications related to bypass, and also what sort of bypass will be needed for your case. On the other hand, I'm certain most centers could easily arrange for you to spam with the perfusionist... ...Read more

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Three months after triple bypass heart surgery my dad has chest discomfort. He says it feels like gas pressure and causes belching. Cause for concern?

Three months after triple bypass heart surgery my dad has chest discomfort. He says it feels like gas pressure and causes belching. Cause for concern?

Maybe: He should go to a doctor to be evaluated. Chest discomfort in patients with coronary disease, with or without surgery, can feel like gas pressure. ...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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Are this many complications common after open-heart surgery? My dad, 69 years old--overweight but no other health problems other than heart. 11 days ago had triple bypass, aortic valve replacement, and block for afib. Two hours after surgery needed anot

Are this many complications common after open-heart surgery? My dad, 69 years old--overweight but no other health problems other than heart.  11 days ago had triple bypass, aortic valve replacement, and block for afib.  Two hours after surgery needed anot

I : I am so sorry that your dad and your family are having to go through this. As you know, that is an extremely major surgery. Triple bypass with aortic valve replacement and procedure for atrial fibrillation is extremely extensive surgery. Factors that can affect the surgery and outcome include the condition of the patient prior to surgery, age, kidney function prior to surgery, and the condition of the heart prior to surgery. Keep an open line of communication with the doctor and nursing staff so that your family's questions can be answered to your satisfaction. I wish the best for your father. ...Read more

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How many years survival after triple bypass heart surgery?

How many years survival after triple bypass heart surgery?

Variable: Depends on age, left ventricle, other risks etc.
Depends on conduits- internal mammary grafts.
The point is that most do well and for a long time.
I have patients at 30 years. ...Read more

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What is the usual recovery time for bypass heart surgery?

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What is the usual recovery time for bypass heart surgery?

Physically, 6 weeks: Assuming no complications, patients can be discharged within a few days after surgery. The surgical wounds heal within a couple of weeks. If a sternotomy was used, the bones may not be at full strength until about 6 weeks. Soreness with range of motion may persist a bit after that, but cardiac & physical rehabilitation will sort all of that out. Complications obviously may add time to healing. ...Read more

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Is there a risk in flying after you have had a triple bypass heart surgery?

Is there a risk in flying after you have had a triple bypass heart surgery?

Depends: Immediately should be with care.
After a month or so, same as most flyers, presuming all checkups are on target! ...Read more

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How long would my heart surgery be for two haert valves replaced and bypass too.?

How long would my heart surgery be for two haert valves replaced and bypass too.?

6-8 hours: A bypass takes about 10-15 min per graft (proximAl and distal) each valve takes about 30. — 45 min plus it takes an hour to place lined and put a person to sleep. Most patients Go to OR at 7:30 and will be in ICU by 3:00 ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from triple bypass heart surgery?

How long does it take to recover from triple bypass heart surgery?

Weeks to Months: You will be home usually within a week but rehabilitation is a big part of recovery and it will take several more weeks before you feel 100%. The sternotomy will be sore until it fully heals. In addition, if you had a vein harvest from the legs, it takes several weeks for these wounds to heal. Overall it takes a month or two before you feel fully recovered. ...Read more

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Where can I find info about lifestyle changes post bypass heart surgery?

Where can I find info about lifestyle changes post bypass heart surgery?

I checked a number : Of sources on this topic. Ehealth had a nice and easy to understand list of things to expect and activity and general recommendations for after bypass. Good luck.

http://ehealthmd.com/content/life-after-bypass-surgery#axzz2oynjkue4. ...Read more

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What are the common complications that occut during triple bypass heart surgery?

What are the common complications that occut during triple bypass heart surgery?

Mutiple: Heart attack, stroke, death, kidney injury or failure, infection, bleeding, cardiac tamponade, and complications of vascular disease, which can occur in many areas of the body. ...Read more

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Woud you please discuss the complications that can arise from triple bypass heart surgery?

Bypass: Heart attack, stroke, death, major infection, kidney failure. However, the reality is that overall risk is low. ...Read more

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How long does a triple bypass last, before you will need some other form of heart surgery?

How long does a triple bypass last, before you will need some other form of heart surgery?

Personal choice : It depends on the patients compliance with diet, medications, and exercise. Typically, I should last several years, but it is so individual specific according to lifestyle. I recommend close monitoring of such a patient. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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Please help, how much notice should you receive before undergoing triple bypass heart surgery?

Please help, how much notice should you receive before undergoing triple bypass heart surgery?

Depends: The symptoms or signs lead to cardiac catheterization and definition of the anatomy which may be suitable for cabg.

Full risks, benefits and options should be presented to you.
Depending on the symptoms, severity, anatomy the procedure should be done sooner than later. ...Read more

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Is the recovery, or the actual procedure, more important regarding triple bypass heart surgery?

Is the recovery, or the actual procedure, more important regarding triple bypass heart surgery?

Both: Cut well, sew well, do well is the axiom.
Without good surgery, recovery does not necessarily go well. ...Read more

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How "easy" is triple bypass heart surgery for surgeons? Is it routine, or a fairly complex thing? Thank you.

Depends: Depends on a number of factors: coexisting illness, previous surgery in area(namely chest), previous heart attacks causing congestive heart failure, quality of saphenous veins(used for conduits), is patient obese, etc. ...Read more

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Bypass heart surgery risks?

Bypass heart surgery risks?

Many but uncommon: Bypass surgery is major surgery. There are risks although the majority of patients don't get them or at most one. Rhythm disturbances, bleeding, and infection are the commonest. Congestive failure, collapsed lung, torn sternal wire from coughing occasionally occur. Nerve damage, stroke, heart attack, death are rare but sometimes occur (<1-2% generally). ...Read more

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Will any doctor say consuming little alchohol is safe for a bypass heart surgery done patient?

Will any doctor say consuming little alchohol is safe for a bypass heart surgery done patient?

Freedom of speech: I'm pretty sure you can find one to say that for you if that's what you're looking for. Remember, alcohol is a toxic and a known cause of cancer. But I'm sure someone will exercise their freedom of speech and say that. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

Maybe: It depends what medications you're on. I would limit myself to 1 to 2 drinks in any given day. Also, alcohol can affect the drug coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What is the survival chance of a woman of 72years old with the disease of degenerative calcific av of heart artery? Does open-heart surgery help her?

Generally excellent: It is quite common place for patients over age 65 to undergo aortic valve replacement surgery for calcific degenerative disease with or without coronary bypass. The outcomes are quite good, particularly in the hands of trained surgeons that focus primarily on heart surgery, i.e. Cardiac surgeons.

http://goo.gl/kawno. ...Read more

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Open heart surgery--success rate if ebstein's?

Open heart surgery--success rate if ebstein's?

Depends: Ebstein's anomaly may require surgery, but as with most procedures, varies with the surgeon and institution. It is almost totally a function of volume of cases done. So look for teams with published experience since a quoted rate may not apply to the institution you're looking at for help. It's the "your mileage may vary" disclaimer. ...Read more

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Having trouble controlling my husbands BP he had open-heart surgery two months ago. Is this common heart rate ok and INR stable.?

Having trouble controlling my husbands BP he had open-heart surgery two months ago. Is this common heart rate ok and INR stable.?

Not commom: But not cause for alarm either. BP can always be controlled. Follow up with his cardiologist and/or primary care doctor until it's controlled. Buy a decent arm cuff ($35-$100) and check his BP after 10 minutes of complete rest each day and keep a diary to bring to the doctor. If overweight, just losing 10% of excess can bring down bp. Avoid salty foods. Google the dash diet. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Definition)

The heart has 3 main arteries that supply its needed blood flow. When blockages in these arteries form then chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks can occur. Coronary artery bypass is 1 method of treatment. Veins and arteries are used to go around the blockages. These are sewn in before and after the blockages in ...Read more