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When Can I Fly After A Quadruple Bypass
Is it normal for neck area to be thicker, veins and neck muscles, after a quadruple bypass CABG surgery? Thank you.
The heart has 3 main arteries that supply its needed blood flow. When blockages in these arteries form then chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks can occur. Coronary artery bypass is 1 method of treatment. Veins and arteries are used to go around the blockages. These are sewn in before and after the blockages in ...Read more
Too little info...: The answer depends on many variables, i.e. The success of the surgery, complications, cardiovascular status, presence of a respirator, the individual's previous respiratory status and reserve, type of organism and speed with which it is recognized and treated, etc. Need a lot more information and would refer you to the treating physician. ...Read more
Normally: Most people return to a normal life afterward. ...Read more
My boyfriend is having pain in his left armpit, he is 35 years old and has had a quadruple bypass 4 years ago. What could this be?
Get Checked: May be nothing, howver given his history see your cardiologist asap. ...Read more
It can be: Immediately and up to a month or so, most patients will describe sternal pain but it is typically resolving. Pain may also be due to a rib fracture or an intercostal nerve, this takes longer to resolve. Any pain that resembles the "angina" pain prior to surgery or simply does not go away or gets worse should be relayed to the doctor and investigated as to the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a quadruple bypass now my penis is less than half it's size as it was and it was straight and now it has a big bend in it ?
Possibly: Although there are three main coronary arteries, these arteries themselves may have significant branches that themselves may need bypassing. So 4 grafts do not necessarily treat all the major arteries, but will treat the 4 that are blocked. ...Read more
Roller coaster rides: At your age, esp with cardiac problems, I dont think riding a roller coaster is a good idea. When the blood pressure goes up, heart has more strain which can be detrimental. Also, your skeleton is now 55 years old and unless you have been very active all your life, you may have skeletal issues as well. Damaged discs are something that can happen in the back as well as neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How bad is quadruple bypass surgery on a woman 68 years old, with diabetes and not so good kidneys?
Serious: Probably best option! but each item adds some risk. Diabetes, renal dysfunction have become quite common to have to deal with. 68 is getting younger all the time. Good preop care is important. No smoking lung incentive practice showers- hydration to have adequate urine diabetic control. ...Read more
What would cause cramps in the left side of neck has been happening a lot since my quadruple bypass 9 months ago?
Number of vessels: Triple (3) versus quadruple (4) vessels bypassed... ...Read more
What would show up on a angiogram that would trigger the doctor to recommend quadruple bypass surgery?
Severe disease: Usually when an angio shows multiple blockages that are complex and in multiple vessels they will reccomend bypass. Others cases would be left main coronary art dz. Multiple vessels and low ef especially in a diabetic. Each patient is a unique case and with improved technology more pts are going for stents that would have been sent to bypass in the past. ...Read more
Male, 68, diabetic. Had quadruple bypass 5 days ago. Op went well. Is still sedated due to chest infection. Now he has pneumonia. What are the odds?
Husband had a quadruple bypass. Experiencing increased angina, had angio today to put stent in.Instead, radial artery not functioning?
Not sure: Not sure what you mean by radial artery not functioning. Was there a failed attempt at radial puncture? Was the radial artery used as bypass graft? Radial artery has mostly been abandoned as an option for bypass graft and is only used as a last resort. Please clarify. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had bypass surgery quadruple bypass surgery about 4 months ago had chest pains about a week ago is there any way to test for heart attack after week?
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