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What is the complication rate of carotid artery bypass surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Artery (Definition)

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


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Which is the fatality rate of carotid artery bypass surgery?

Which is the fatality rate of carotid artery bypass surgery?

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

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Left artery heart bypass surgery what are the complications if any?

Left artery heart bypass surgery what are the complications if any?

Many benefits & risk: You are a male 54 and bypass surgery. The society of thoracic surgeons (sts) has many resources. You can expect that the benefits of chest pain, heart function and other will be helpful. The risks of surgery are death bleeding infection stroke. It is a common surgery and has long track record of benefits. Ask your surgeon and cardiologist and friends about their experience. You are not alone ...Read more

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What is the risk rate on coronary artery bypass surgery?

What is the risk rate on coronary artery bypass surgery?

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 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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What is the risk rate for coronary artery bypass surgery?

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

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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. ...Read more

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I'm 26 years old and I had a coronary artery bypass surgery. Can I get pregnant later and which complications can occurre?

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

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Any info on peripheral artery disease bypass surgery?

Any info on peripheral artery disease bypass surgery?

Yes: Very effective when done for selected disease state . Aortofemoral femoropopliteal femorodistal etc! ...Read more

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I would like answers about celiac artery bypass surgery?

I would like answers about celiac artery bypass surgery?

Ok: Ask the questions you want answers to and possibly a vascular surgeon or even us Family docs may be able to help. Thank you. ...Read more

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Femoral artery disease bypass surgery, what are the risks?

Multiple: Multiple but manageable. The surgical risks are bleeding, infection, heart attack, stroke, and death. All are relatively low. The post surgical issues are graft closure, infection, limb loss, and death. This is not a comprehensive list. Talk to you doctor or vascular surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from femoral artery bypass surgery?

Days to weeks: It takes several days before someone is released from the hospital after a femoral artery bypass and it takes weeks for the wounds to heal fully and for patients to re-condition themselves. ...Read more

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What is risk of injury if femoral artery is bumped after vascular bypass surgery?

What is risk of injury if femoral artery is bumped after vascular bypass surgery?

Artery: if the femoral artery was not used for any procedure no problem if it was used to access the coronary system it may bleed or develop a hematoma all in all all should be ok with a simple Bump!! ...Read more

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My moms angiography show 3 arteries blocked! 99%, 80%, 79%. So shld we go for triple bypass surgery or any other substitute option? 63yrs old diabetic

My moms angiography show 3 arteries blocked! 99%, 80%, 79%. So shld we go for triple bypass surgery or any other substitute option? 63yrs old diabetic

Yes: Studies have shown that diabetics with triple vessel disease do better with bypass. Your mom would benefit most from a bypass. Best of luck ...Read more

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Is adenosine preconditioning cardioprotective in coronary artery bypass surgery?

Is adenosine preconditioning cardioprotective in coronary artery bypass surgery?

Maybe: Experimental models (mice, chickens) have shown some benefit of Adenosine before and during cardiac surgery. However, clinical studies in actual patients have not shown as significant a benefit - similar to Adenosine treatment in patients with acute mi. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Can you have leg artery bypass surgery more than once?

Can you have leg artery bypass surgery more than once?

Yes: Revascularization is common due to the progressive nature of peripheral vascular disease. After an original bypass, scar tissue or intimal hyperplasia forms at the proximal and distal ends of the pipe limiting flow. Ultimately this scarring may shut the bypass down requiring a "new" one. However, as the disease progresses options for further bypasses may become more limited. ...Read more

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What is coronary artery bypass surgery like?

What is coronary artery bypass surgery like?

See video: In you tube there is a nice video showing the procedure. There are also visual graphics and animations. ...Read more

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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


Carotid Arteries (Definition)

The carotid arteries start in the chest and progress up the sides of the neck. About mid neck they split and one branch supplies blood to the face the, the other continues without branches into the skull and supplies ...Read more