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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How often robotic assisted coronary artery bypass surgery used and advantage co or pro over the regular bypass.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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