What options if bypass surgery cannot be performed?

Meds, PCI, TMR. Medical therapy first and foremost. Angioplasty if suitable target vessels. Tmr is laser channels for refractory angina if above fail.

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How much more risky or dangerous is it to perform a pneumonectomy on someone who had a bypass surgery 8 years previous?

Surgery. It is risky because of the heart disease not necessarily due to the bypass surgery. Talk to your cardiologist before surgery to optimize meds. Read more...
Significant. Unusual also since pnemonectomy is most common for cancer that is extensive. If on left must be careful with mammary graft. Wedge or lobectomy are well tolerated if the heart function is good. Consider a cath to be sure of graft status. With good preparation, it is possible. Read more...

I have had bypass surgery and still have sharp pain in the left side of chest. What are my options?

May not be cardiac. Not all pains in the chest are from the heart. Muscle, bones (ribs), pleura/lung, nerves (i.e. Shingles), esophagus and sometimes stomach problems can cause chest pain. Sharp pains in general are also considered "atypical" or unusual pain for a cardiac cause. See your physician for an evaluation to make sure it is not cardiac and then search for other causes. Read more...
You have options. How long ago was surgery? If in past six months, could be a rib fracture(see chest radiograph), could be from sternal retractor, could be a costal neuralgia(damaged intercostal nerve. These are potential complications that do occur not infrequently. A rib fracture will resolve, a nerve problem may be treated by a pain doctor with good success. Talk to your surgeon. Read more...

What reasons would a person not be able to have bypass surgery perform on 3 arteries blocked over 90%? Patient is 36, 6'1", 200 lbs.

Bypass. There could be medical reason like severe kidney disease , lung disease or due to technical reasons like the vessels are too small. Read more...
Usually can. Diffuse distal atherosclerosis and no place to do the hookup. Other would be some life risk or expected short life expectancy. Most can be bypassed. Seek thoracic surgical opinion if not done already. At 36 and not huge, would seem to be worth doing. Read more...

Triple vessel cornary disease with 3 blockages, what are his options other than triple bypass surgery?

Cardiac cripple. To understand the risk/benefit of recommended bypass, start with the risk of non-operative therapy. With medical therapy alone, the risk for ischemic damage to the heart muscle is real. This can lead to death or weak heart muscle, aka cardiac cripple. The surgical risk is real, but lower than non operative risk. Bypass preserves the heart muscle and you stay on medication. Ok to ask your surgeon. Read more...
Few. Why so much at 33? Smoker obese diabetic, family positive history? Depending on all the risk factors, coronary grafting is likely the best option along with best behavior and cardiac rehab. Some few stenting may be possible and delay. Read more...