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Quintuple Bypass Surgery Survival Rate
Any way to find out the overall survival rate for people who get tripple bypass surgery? Thank you.
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 more
Ask surgeon;complexQ: The answer is, "it depends". What do you mean by mortality rate? Death on the table? Death in 30 days? Death in 1 yr? 5 yrs? 10 yrs? Also, answer will depend on the surgeon who is performing the procedure as well as any medical problems the pt has aside from heart disease (diabetes, etc.) Stats compiled by NY at http://www. Heartprotect. Com/mortality-stats. Shtml; overall, 4.2% 1-yr mortality in NY. ...Read more
Quick fix: People are generally looking for the fastest way to do something, requiring the least amount of effort and time. Like any other weight loss surgery, over time, you can find a way to beat it. Losing weight the old fashioned way, diet, exercise, and life style modification is the long term way to success. ...Read more
Low: Depends on where you are and who you talk to, but most recent registries and studies have the mortality from surgery at about 1-2 percent. The waters get muddy when death, stroke, and heart attack are lumped together. All things considered, carotid surgery gives the best long term results. ...Read more
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
Not bad: The average national mortality rate for CABG is less than 2%. Other more serious complications occur less than 10% of the time. ...Read more
3% or less: I assume you mean carotid endarterectomy, which is a relatively common operation to remove plaque which is partially obstructing flow through the artery to the brain. The best surgeons report complication rates of 3% or better. When the carotid artery is totally blocked, then a bypass can be created past the blocked artery. This must be done by a skilled neurosurgeon. ...Read more
About 1%.: For a straight forward CABG operation, the mortality rate is less than 1% but as dr. Matos-cruz pointed out, there are many other risk factors that can impact the outcome and raise the mortality rate. ...Read more
Depends comorbidity: The society of thoracic surgeons risk calculator determines what was the actual mortality and morbidity on cardiac surgery patients depending on age, weight, renal function, number of vessels involved, left main disease, valvular disease, pulmonary function, cardiac function, existing comorbidities, diabetes, emergency, recent myocardial infarct, salvage, first, second third or more reoperation. ...Read more
Lifestyle: Once healed he should take cardiac rehab and whatever lifestyle changes have been recommended to make the most of going through the procedure. Other family members should also get checked and assess their risk of CAD and make appropriate lifestyle changes to protect themselves. Stopping smoking and controlling blood pressure are two of the most important things to be done. ...Read more
Support him: He should recover however he has heart disease. This must be a difficult time for your father and for your family and it's important to remember that life is well worth the living. Your dad needs to understand the extent and limitations of his disease and follow treatment instructions. However, to the degree that he can, he should enjoy life and you and your family can help him to do that! ...Read more
Social: life saving, return to productive work and family life as parents and grandparents.
Economic: expensive one time for most folks-and return to taxpaying status!, . ...Read more
Bypassing...: Usually the three vessels of the heart (right coronary, left circumflex, and left anterior descending) get bypassed. There could be other combinations of these vessels for the triple bypass, though. ...Read more
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 more
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