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Can a person who went through coronary artery bypass surgery live a long and healthy life?
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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely!
If somebody is diagnosed with coronary heart disease before any damage is done to the heart muscle, we now have the tools to provide a totally normal life in many such patients.
By restoring blood flow, and then aggressively preventing this process from coming back (diet, exercise, quitting smoking and aggressive medications), the outlook is often excellent.

In brief: Absolutely!
If somebody is diagnosed with coronary heart disease before any damage is done to the heart muscle, we now have the tools to provide a totally normal life in many such patients.
By restoring blood flow, and then aggressively preventing this process from coming back (diet, exercise, quitting smoking and aggressive medications), the outlook is often excellent.
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
The outlook depends of co morbidities, diabetes,obesity, emphysema,bronchitis,cesation of smoking to include some.
Dr. Jon Spiers
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Yes
After coronary surgery we hope the patient goes on to lead a long happy life.
This does not mean they don't have to make changes - like stopping smoking, changing their diet and getting exercise - as well as complying with their medications. With proper care they can do very well.

In brief: Yes
After coronary surgery we hope the patient goes on to lead a long happy life.
This does not mean they don't have to make changes - like stopping smoking, changing their diet and getting exercise - as well as complying with their medications. With proper care they can do very well.
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