Yes. For some people, having heart surgery is the best strategy for them to live a long life. A lot of factors go into how long you live after bypass surgery, but there are plenty of people walking around 20 years later. One key is to remain active and control things like smoking, blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Yes. Yes, my father in law had bypass surgery more than 20years ago and he is now 88 years old and still going strong.