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Thin Arteries Blocked Bypass
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Not necessarily: Whether an artery needs to be bypassed or opened because it's 100% blocked depends on 1) your symptoms and 2) which artery, in particular, we are discussing. Discuss further with a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more
I've got one LAD artery 100% blocked but the other arteries are partially blocked/open should I try for a bypass?
Bypass: The appropriate therapy for multi vessel coronary artery disease needs to be recommended by the drs. Who know your whole history and data set. Often bypass is appropriate for people with multi vessel disease but not always. There isn't enough data here to advise you appropriately. ...Read more
What are the reasons a bypass could not be performed on a 36 y/o man with blocked arteries >90%? Not obese 6'1", about 230 lbs
What reasons would a person not be able to have bypass surgery perform on 3 arteries blocked over 90%? Patient is 36, 6'1", 200 lbs.
Usually can: Diffuse distal atherosclerosis and no place to do the hookup. Other would be some life risk or expected short life expectancy. Most can be bypassed. Seek thoracic surgical opinion if not done already. At 36 and not huge, would seem to be worth doing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend had successful quad bypass 2y ago. Now 1 main artery 90% blocked with calcium. Has been on 3000 mg calcium sup /day. Could that caused it.
81 year grandpa having a triple bypass arteries are 85% blocked docs say success rate is 98% in his current health. Does this sound right at his age?
Yes: If your grandfather has good lungs, kidneys and no history of stroke, the surgical mortality risk is about 2%. There are other less serious risks such as bleeding, infection, arrhythmia, heart failure, prolonged convelscence that are more likely to occur but are treatable. The society of thoracic surgeons has a risk score that can accurately predict mortality by simply plugging in pt variables. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had double bypass then 3 months later had 4 stents in one & 1 in the other. The centre artery is 95% blocked. Get chest pain & loose breath often.
My moms angiography show 3 arteries blocked! 99%, 80%, 79%. So shld we go for triple bypass surgery or any other substitute option? 63yrs old diabetic
Yes: Studies have shown that diabetics with triple vessel disease do better with bypass. Your mom would benefit most from a bypass. Best of luck ...Read more
Cardiologist?: This is a decision that needs to be made by you and your cardiologist based on the results of your exam and testing. The factors will include the degree of blockage and whether the blockage is in a place that can be easily stented. If it can't be stented then it must be bypassed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Endarterectomy : Endarterectomy refers to a procedure wherein a surgical plane of resection of the inner lining of a diffuse narrowed blood vessel is undertaken. This improves the blood flow. Because of the diffuse involvement however there is a greater risk of recurrent narrowings there. ...Read more
Remote surgery: Bypass surgery done through tubes or scopes in which the surgery operates by sitting at a console and operates the scopes or tubes remotely. Much less invasive in that the cutting of the sternum or breastbone is not needed. The disadvantage is that it cannot reached all areas of blockage in some patients. ...Read more
Depends: Both on the disease and on the surgeon -- trained surgeons have excellent result with bypass to the lad. ...Read more
Tradional CABG: A traditional cabg, involves using the heart-lung machine to sustain circulation while the heart is stopped so it can be operated on. Saphenous vein and an artery from the inside of the chest wall (lima) are used to bypass the blocked part of the coronary arteries. When the bypass grafts are completed, the heart will naturally start beating again. ...Read more
Varies: This requires a detailed consultation with a cardiologist to adequately answer. ...Read more