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What is involved for a person having a heart bypass operation?

What is involved for a person having a heart bypass operation?

Pretty involved: Hello wavyavy -- heart bypass is an open heart surgery -- so you will be pretty involved with the whole process -- most likely you will need to stay in the hospital for about a week and a recovery time up to 3 months -- this is not an optional type of procedure -- but it is done to hopefully prolong your life -. ...Read more

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Can you describe a heart bypass operation?

Can you describe a heart bypass operation?

See below: Patients are placed on artificial life support while the heart is stopped with a high dose of potassium, then the veins and arteries are harvest from the legs and mammary artery and bypassed over the blocked arteries, the heart is restarted and then the chest is closed. That simple. Not really, but mortality at major centers is very low, less than 5%. Good luck. ...Read more

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For a heart bypass operation, how long is an average hospital stay?

For a heart bypass operation, how long is an average hospital stay?

4 to 5 days: Most patients after an uncomplicated heart bypass surgery can be discharged within 5 days from the procedure.Depending on the patient's co-morbidities and other factors, including social factors, the length of stay may vary. Complications can certainly increase length of stay significantly. ...Read more

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How many heart bypass operations can someone have?

How many heart bypass operations can someone have?

More than one.: After the first one, the risk goes up due to the presence of adhesions, which can increase the risk of excessive bleeding. Most will receive no more than two, at which point one must ask whether the risky surgery is the answer. ...Read more

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How soon can someone travel after heart bypass operation?

How soon can someone travel after heart bypass operation?

It Depends: Check with your surgeon. The exact recommendation depends upon what type of surgery you had, how quickly you healed, your type of transportation, and your travel plans. Ask your doctor how soon you can travel in a car with seatbelts, how soon and how long you can fly in an airplane, and what activity level is recommended for you. With this information you should be able to make travel plans. ...Read more

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Does heart bypass surgery increase longevity in a person?

Does heart bypass surgery increase longevity in a person?

Yes in some patients: In some patients with a damaged ventricle and left main or triple vessel coronary artery disease it does. ...Read more

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Can the person who went through heart bypass surgery live a really long life ?

Can the person who went through heart bypass surgery live a really long life ?

Probably: Depends on the overall heart function and severity of disease. In general patients do very well if they follow their treatment plan, stop smoking, control blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Each case is different however. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person who went through heart bypass surgery to live long life?

Is it possible for a person who went through heart bypass surgery to live long life?

Yes.: For some people, having heart surgery is the best strategy for them to live a long life. A lot of factors go into how long you live after bypass surgery, but there are plenty of people walking around 20 years later. One key is to remain active and control things like smoking, blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. ...Read more

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If a person has heart pain several months after bypass surgery, should he be concerned?

Yes: Chest pain is always a concern particularly if you are known to have coronary disease. However, it could be pain related to something else such as the incision. Your doctor could figure this out by talking to you and examining you and perhaps running some tests. ...Read more

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