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What Is The Time Line On The Progression Of Heart Bypass Surgery
Bypass longivity: I often hear patients claim they were told bypasses last 10 years... Not true anymore. Maybe so in the past, but no longer with improved treatments available for cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes etc... I have patients who are 20+ years after surgery and doing well, very well indeed. Of course much depends upon what the patient does. My best advice is only as good as it is being practiced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart bypass surgery is for coronary artery atherosclerotic disease. Arteries and veins are used as bypass grafts to bring new blood supply into coronary arteries beyond these blockages. These operations are done usually with cardiopulmonary bypass via a sternotomy incision. Relief of angina, improved survival and heart function ...Read more
Survival: All transplants are for end stage disease, not amenable to other therapies- or failing those. The immunosupression was an amazing advance as well as matching for best survival. The surgical, techniques are relatively straightforward compared to, some other heart operations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 4 hours: The average time of bypass surgery if about four hours but it depends on a lot ot things. Some surgeons are faster than others but that does not necessarily mean that faster is better. Also it depends on how technically difficult the surgery is. I can never be sure how long it will take me to drive to work. That i get there safely is the most important thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
95+%: Probably 2-3 mo. till you can fly commercial or go >8000 ft. in the mountains Every Surgeon has his opinion so ask yours ...Read more
What is the recovery time after an osteochondroma surgery on the femur and what are the complication with bending the knee?
V-fib???: V-fib that lasts more than a few seconds is typically lethal and results in sudden death. Atrial fibrillation (a-fib) is a different thing entirely, which is a common heart rhythm abnormality. Some people live in constant afib, some people their afib is come-and-go. If it is afib you are referring to, it is commonly managed with a combination of medications and procedures. ...Read more
Given the choice of operation on my legs for narrowing of the arteries. Should i go for the operation?
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There is no set age : However, as with any medical procedure, one must weight out the risks/benefit ration. As one gets on in age, the risks of undergoing this procedure increase, perhaps to the point where the risk of death outweighs any potential benefit. The doctor and patient must then explore all possible options. Also remember, some 80 year olds are healthier than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why the risk of brain edema increase as the duration of the operation increase on an open skull surgery?
What is the surgery proceedure to remove stenosis in the left carotid artery where it comes out at the top of the aorta?
There are several: If you mean a stenosis in the common carotid off the aorta, the procedure would either be a stent or a carotid (or innominate) endarterectomy. Much more common is a carotid endarterecomy, however this occurs where the internal carotid comes off the common carotid, not the aorta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the reason of swelling of the the wound which got during the operation of delivery after changing the band?
C Surgeon.: Swelling of an incision line after any type of surgical procedure should be evaluated by the surgeon. Although the swelling may be part of the “normal” healing process, it may also be a sign of a complication such as bleeding, fluid accumulation (seroma) or infection. Best to be seen by your surgeon for accurate diagnosis, advice and/or reassurance. Best wishes. ...Read more
My son is having surgery for coarctation of the aorta. How invasive is this surgery and what is the expected recovery time? In hospital and home?
Depends: There are two ways to approach a coarctation, "from the front" (i.e. Through the sternum) or "the side" (i.e. Between ribs), both are safe and depend on the location of the coa. If a sternal approach, the recovery is a bit longer (~10-14 days) vs only a ~5-7 from the side. This also depends on your child's other conditions and assuming no post-op issues arise. Please discuss with cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgical opening art: Assuming the clot is lodged in the common carotid or the place where the external and internal carotid arise from the common carotid, the operation requires an incision in the neck, isolation of the common carotid and its two win branches, clamping the three arteries, opening the carotid over the clot, removing the clot and the thickened lining in the artery as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fistula +/- aneurysm: Dialysis patients need a mature vein that can withstand repeated puncture which is created by diverting arterial flow into a nearby vein. Needling the same site causes a loss of pain nerve fibers, and thus patients prefer that site for repeated use. This can cause fibrosis and thinning of the wall at that site, resulting in aneurysmal dilatation. This is not in danger of rupturing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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