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What are all the possible complications after cardiac bypass surgery?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: CABG complications

The major complications after bypass surgery include stroke, heart failure, sternal wound infection and graft failure.
Depending on where you live, most states record these complications and report them, so you can find out the complication rate of your hospital.

In brief: CABG complications

The major complications after bypass surgery include stroke, heart failure, sternal wound infection and graft failure.
Depending on where you live, most states record these complications and report them, so you can find out the complication rate of your hospital.
Dr. Mary Callahan
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
it hurts when you cough or sneeze, and when they take the chest tube out, you can have brachial plexus injury, your chest is numb for years...had it 12 years ago, doing fine!
Dr. Bennett Werner
There's nothing like personal experience-sorry to hear about the downside! (but glad you're well).
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Do you want to know?

Death, shock, heart attack, stroke, bleeding, infection, paralysis, collapsed lung, blood clots, arrhythmia, allergic reactions, drug reactions, transfusion incompatibility, mistaken identity, and you could miss winning the lottery.
Luckily, though, the vast majority (98%) of people get through it without any serious complications! if you need bypass, not having it could be worse.

In brief: Do you want to know?

Death, shock, heart attack, stroke, bleeding, infection, paralysis, collapsed lung, blood clots, arrhythmia, allergic reactions, drug reactions, transfusion incompatibility, mistaken identity, and you could miss winning the lottery.
Luckily, though, the vast majority (98%) of people get through it without any serious complications! if you need bypass, not having it could be worse.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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