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What Is The Complication Rate Of Carotid Artery Bypass Surgery
3% or less: I assume you mean carotid endarterectomy, which is a relatively common operation to remove plaque which is partially obstructing flow through the artery to the brain. The best surgeons report complication rates of 3% or better. When the carotid artery is totally blocked, then a bypass can be created past the blocked artery. This must be done by a skilled neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Low: Depends on where you are and who you talk to, but most recent registries and studies have the mortality from surgery at about 1-2 percent. The waters get muddy when death, stroke, and heart attack are lumped together. All things considered, carotid surgery gives the best long term results. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I'm 26 years old and I had a coronary artery bypass surgery. Can I get pregnant later and which complications can occurre?
Yes: Assuming that you do not have any other congenital heart issues, and that you are otherwise healthy, there is no reason that you cannot get pregnant without additional risk after having had a coronary bypass. ...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
What reasons would a person not be able to have bypass surgery perform on 3 arteries blocked over 90%? Patient is 36, 6'1", 200 lbs.
Usually can: Diffuse distal atherosclerosis and no place to do the hookup. Other would be some life risk or expected short life expectancy. Most can be bypassed. Seek thoracic surgical opinion if not done already. At 36 and not huge, would seem to be worth doing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there less invasive procedures for bifemoral artery bypass surgery? Had the cath done for years ago and they said it was too advanced for that.
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