Coronary bypass. What is your specific question about bypass surgery?
Common. This recommendation is given approximately 500, 000 times a year in the us. Coronary artery bypass is an effective treatment preventing death and myocardial infarction.
Another opinion. From another cardiologist or a cardiac surgeon is always a good idea. Coronary artery bypass grafts take blood around blockages in the coronary arteries which feed the heart muscle. They can help to prevent angina, chest pain caused by not enough oxygen getting to the heart. In certain instances they can also be of benefit in helping patients live longer than they would without an operation.
I have been advised by my cardiologist for a coronary artery bypass graft surgery? Are there an alternative treatment?
Go get a 2nd opinion. If there is doubt in your mind go see another cardiologist for another opinion.
Get a 2 nd opinion. If you are in doubt, seek a second opinion from a different cardiologist.
Another opinion. From another cardiologist or a cardiac surgeon is always a good idea. Coronary bypass grafts take blood around blockages in arteries which feed heart muscle. They help to prevent angina, chest pain caused by not enough oxygen getting to the heart. They can also be of benefit in helping some patients live longer. Angioplasty or stenting can treat some, but not all blockages.
Likely correct. If he thought medicine, or stents would work he would do that. He is seeking a second opinion with a cardiac surgeon since he cannot fix the mechanical situation he has identified. Get the opinion. Understand the risks, benefits, and any alternatives. Likely you will benefit unless you have other significant life threatening issues. Stop smoking, control diabetes, cholesterol, take your meds.
Without knowing. The specifics of your situation, and if this is not an urgent situation, and you don't know what to think or do, to go back to your cardiologist and ask more questions. If still, you don't know, ask for a second opinion or talk to the cardiothoracic surgeon.
Depends on country. The specific cost of operations vary with the country, city, hospital, surgeons. Actual cost is multifactorial. Ask your hospital.
CAD. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is generally recommended for those that have severe coronary artery disease (cad). This is commonly referred to as "blockages" in the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. While many blockages are treated with stents, extensive, complex or particular high grade lesion may be safer and achieve better results if corrected by a surgical approach.
Blocked Arteries. The primary reasons for having bypass surgery recommended is because the coronary arteries, or blood vessels that go to the heart muscle, become narrowed. By doing a bypass, the heart is able to get oxygen in higher quantities than it had before. Studies show that having a bypass done in these situations will increase your life expectancy.
Pda. Posterior descending vessel -this is the branch of right coronary artery when the dominant vessel is right. Or circumflex when there is left dominant system.
Artery name. Pda posterior descending artery left anterior descending lad circumflex etc.
Relief of angina. This is a "detour" created to get blood past a blockage of an artery to supply the heart muscle. It is done to relieve angina, and in some specific circumstances, to prevent heart attacks and death.
CABG. Operation to restore blood supply to blocked or narrowed arteries supplying blood to heart muscle.
Rerouting of blood. A coronary artery bypass brings more blood to the heart muscle by connecting a new tube (vein or artery) past a blockage in an artery on the heart.
Bypass. Going around a blocked vessel to bring blood and nutrients to distal areas to blocked vessels that is not getting oxygen.
Treat blocksges. 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 essence "bypassing" the blockages.