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Doctor insights on: What Body Cavity Is Used To Perform Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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What body cavity is used to perform coronary artery bypass surgery?

What body cavity is used to perform coronary artery bypass surgery?

Center of chest: Coronary bypass operation is performed by cutting the breastbone down the middle and opening up the chest. When the parts of the split breast bone are moved to each side the heart is easily reached. Once the coronary vessels have bypasses in place the sternum is brought back to the middle and held with wire sutures that are permanent.

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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.

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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.

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What cavity would you do coronary bypass surgery on?

What cavity would you do coronary bypass surgery on?

The heart is at: Chest cavity. Typical open heart surgery required a midsternotomy. Opening the chest along the sternum and retracting laterally. You will see the pericardial sac. After pericardiotomy you will see the heart beating at he cavity.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.?

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.

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What is the mortality rate due to coronary artery bypass surgery?

What is the mortality rate due to coronary artery bypass surgery?

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.

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How effective is a coronary artery bypass surgery for treating atherosclerosis?

How effective is a coronary artery bypass surgery for treating atherosclerosis?

It depends: Depending on the number, location, and severity of the blockages, pumping function of the heart, and presence of other diseases like diabetes, bypass surgery can be very effective. For other situations, medical therapy or percunateous coronary interventions can be better. A healthy lifestyle is always the foundation of treatment, and a physician should be consulted for the most appropriate data.

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What is the advantage of taking aspirin following coronary artery bypass surgery?

What is the advantage of taking aspirin following coronary artery bypass surgery?

Platelets: Aspirin reduces the bloods ability to form clots, most importantly in or near your grafts.

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What exactly is "endarterectomy" in coronary artery bypass surgery?

Rare!: Endarterectomy is not commonly performed during coronary artery bypass grafting; but in the strict sense of it, it is the removal of the plaque and really part of the inside wall of the artery during the operation. This by the way, is the common way of clearing the carotid arteries (arteries in the neck).

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What's life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

What's life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

Yes: Yes certainly. Bypass surgery under the right circumstance is performed to improve quality of life and also longevity. How long one survives after bypass is of course dependent on the age, condition of the heart and overall health at the time of the surgery.

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