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What are the advantages and limitations of coronary artery bypass surgery?

What are the advantages and limitations of coronary artery bypass surgery?

Survival advantage: The advantages include relief of chest pain, prevention of heart attack and improving survival. The limitations include risks of surgery, pain and recovery time. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Artery (Definition)

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


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

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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How much blockage must there be of coronary arteries to be recommended for bypass surgery versus just getting stent?

How much blockage must there be of coronary arteries to be recommended for bypass surgery versus just getting stent?

Not about degree : it is not about the degree or percentage of blockage. It is about the location or number of areas that have disease. There are also other factors that play a role such as history of diabetes or poor heart function. Most commonly: if the left main artery or all three of the major coronary artery's have significant blockage then surgery is recommended. ...Read more

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How often robotic assisted coronary artery bypass surgery used and advantage co or pro over the regular bypass. ?

How often robotic assisted coronary artery bypass surgery used and advantage co or pro over the regular bypass.
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It depends: In the hands of some surgeons, robotic results may not be as good as for others. Choose your surgeon and medical center well. ...Read more

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What are the limitations of coronary artery bypass surgery?

What are the limitations 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. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the benefits and limitations of coronary artery bypass surgery?

Can you please describe the benefits and limitations of coronary artery bypass surgery?

Many: Stop angina in some patient groups, prolong survival. Increase coronary blood flow. Follow with cardiac rehab to prevent new or recurrent issues. Limited by patient risk factors, and behavior (smoking, obesity, diabetes) some immediate risk of the surgery for dying, bleeding, infection, stroke but < 2% in general. ...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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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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Can you describe coronary artery bypass surgery?

Can you describe coronary artery bypass surgery?

Yes: 1.Sternotomy, 2.Conduit harvest, 3.Full heparinization and institution of cardiopulmonary bypass, 4. With or without induction of cardioplegic arrest, 5. Microsurgical arteriotomies and anastomoses of the end of the conduits to the side of the coronaries distal to the obstruction and to the aorta, 6.Restoration of systolic function, wean off cpb reverse hep., hemostasis, chest tubes, pacing leads, close. ...Read more

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Who benefits from coronary artery bypass surgery?

Who benefits from coronary artery bypass surgery?

You,the patient: Triple vessel disease, left main coronary critical stenosis, selected double or single vessel disease specially if mammary to lad involved, patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the risk of coronary artery bypass surgery?

Stroke: Stroke, risk of infection , risk of death all less than 2percent in most cases. ...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 the risk rate on coronary artery bypass surgery?

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

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What is the death rate of coronary artery bypass surgery?

What is the death rate of coronary artery bypass surgery?

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

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What is the risk rate for coronary artery bypass surgery?

What is the risk rate for coronary artery bypass surgery?

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

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How can I get an indepth explanation of coronary artery bypass surgery?

How can I get an indepth explanation of coronary artery bypass surgery?

Research: If you are looking for a comprehensive explanation, go on line and look for papers from the cleveland clinic, texas heart institute, or other high volume facility. If you know a cardiothoracic surgeon, you may want to sit down and talk with them one on one. ...Read more

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What is the number of people that have coronary artery bypass surgery each year?

Decreasing : The annual CABG surgery rate decreased steadily from 1742 CABG surgeries per million adults per year in 2001-2002 to 1081cabg surgeries per million adults per year in 2007-2008. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more


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