Does anyone know of any non-invasive alternative to coronary bypass surgery?

Medication. However, medication is generally not nearly as good a substitute in terms of restoring adequate blood flow to the heart muscle as is bypass surgery in the patients who are recommended to have bypass surgery.

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Tell me about minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery?

2 definitions. One definition is the avoidance of cardiopulmonary bypass or "off-pump." more classic definition is any surgery that avoids a stenotomy (dividing the breastbone). This can be done with a mini-thoracotomy or completely endoscopic with robotics. Read more...

What to tell me about minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery?

Possible. There are some indications, and some risks. Many patients have multiple vessels involved and on the back of the heart. Standard operation gives great exposure, full revasculariazion with low risk through the years. Some minimal are also not so minimal!, when examined! Read more...

What is the patient criteria for minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery?

Anatomy. It would largely depend on the coronary anatomy and location of the target vessel/s and the surgeon -- not the patient criteria. Read more...
Anatomy of disease. Where the blockages are in the coronaries can determine whether a patient is a candidate for minimally invasive cabg. More experienced surgeons may be able do minimally invasively what some other surgeons cannot. Sometimes a minimally invasive approach is not the safest way to do the surgery. Read more...

I would like data on how scientists have studied the effectiveness of coronary bypass surgery. Do you know where I could find this info?

Much written. There is a great deal written about this subject. Much more than I can possibly summarize here. I tried to find you a reference that will provide the basics. Check this out: https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid=2F8A515DD480D840&resid=2F8A515DD480D840%211444&app=WordPdf. Read more...

When is coronary bypass surgery necessary?

Symptoms. when diet, exercise and medicines don't provide adequate symptom relief, then CABG is indicated if the anatomy and other factors allow. There are other possible indications too. Read more...

Is coronary bypass surgery low risk surgery?

Generally yes. The average mortality rate for coronary artery bypass surgery is between 1-3%, with 1% being the patients with the lowest risk and least complicated surgery and 3% being the most complicated of the surgeries. Read more...

Why is coronary bypass surgery a risky thing?

Can be a good thing. All surgeries/procedures carry potential risks. The benefits of coronary bypass in the appropriately selected patients can far outweigh the risks. Read more...

What are the pros and cons of coronary bypass surgery?

Bucks and injury. Over the last several years angioplasty has exceeded coronary bypass surgery as the preferred way to treat coronary artery disease. Optimistic coronary bypass patients are half as likely as pessimists to require re-hospitalization. The big bucks are in triple coronary bypass surgery, not routine visits to the doctor's office. Read more...