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How long does heart bypass surgery last?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
5 doctors agree

In brief: It varies.

The average cardiac surgeries take about four hours but the actual time on the heart lung machine (bypass time) is about two hours.
These time vary depending on the complexity of the procedure being performed.

In brief: It varies.

The average cardiac surgeries take about four hours but the actual time on the heart lung machine (bypass time) is about two hours.
These time vary depending on the complexity of the procedure being performed.
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Dr. Marco Paliotta
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Do you mean bypass

The goal of coronary bypass is to revascularize the coronary arteries.
The internal mammary to lad bypass has about 97%patency at 15 years. Vein grafts to other territories, 70-75% are patent 10 yrs down. That is not the case on the majority of 2.5mm dia stents.

In brief: Do you mean bypass

The goal of coronary bypass is to revascularize the coronary arteries.
The internal mammary to lad bypass has about 97%patency at 15 years. Vein grafts to other territories, 70-75% are patent 10 yrs down. That is not the case on the majority of 2.5mm dia stents.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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In brief: Depends on YOU.

First, do you have a strong family history? If so, then you need to do all those "lifestyle" things like eat right, exercise, control your cholesterol, etc.
, and of course have regular doctor visits and do what your doctor tells you! second, do you do anything now that might contribute to recurrent heart disease, like smoke, hold in stress, etc? Stop! these things will maximize the durability!

In brief: Depends on YOU.

First, do you have a strong family history? If so, then you need to do all those "lifestyle" things like eat right, exercise, control your cholesterol, etc.
, and of course have regular doctor visits and do what your doctor tells you! second, do you do anything now that might contribute to recurrent heart disease, like smoke, hold in stress, etc? Stop! these things will maximize the durability!
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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