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

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...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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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. ...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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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?

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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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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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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