What is the survival rate of a triple bypass surgery?

Quite high. Depends on risk factors going in! the operation itself carries good results in general, but smokers, diabetics, obese have increased risks to have the problems and to recover.
Excellent. All comers: 98-99% over age 80 : 95% with significant lung or kidney disease: lower (depends on the specifics). Emergency surgery also lowers the survival compared with elective surgery.

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Mortality rate for triple bypass surgery?

Ask surgeon;complexQ. The answer is, "it depends". What do you mean by mortality rate? Death on the table? Death in 30 days? Death in 1 yr? 5 yrs? 10 yrs? Also, answer will depend on the surgeon who is performing the procedure as well as any medical problems the pt has aside from heart disease (diabetes, etc.) Stats compiled by NY at http://www.heartprotect.com/mortality-stats.shtml; overall, 4.2% 1-yr mortality in NY. Read more...

Any way to find out the overall survival rate for people who get tripple bypass surgery? Thank you.

Yes. The society of thoracic surgeons has an extensive database that is public. www.sts.org one can enter other factors age diabetes smoking heart function to get to the most accurate rates generally good results in the usa. Read more...

What exactly is a triple bypass surgery?

3 coronaries. Aorta or internal mammary to coronary artery anastomosis distal to area of stenosis in the coronary. Read more...
Bypassing... Usually the three vessels of the heart (right coronary, left circumflex, and left anterior descending) get bypassed. There could be other combinations of these vessels for the triple bypass, though. Read more...

What can be done if after a triple bypass surgery, the center one clogs within 3 years?

Varies. The graft may have closed because it was attached to a diffusely diseased vessel with miminal flow. If the area is collateralized, nothing may need to be done. If reduced blood flow to that are of the heart is documented and associated with symptoms, then your own vessel that lost the bypass may possibly be opened with a stent. Talk to your cardiologist. Read more...

My friend just a triple bypass surgery he is using see the nicotine patch.?

Is there a ? At one time, serious heart disease was considered a contraindication to use of nicotine patches, as was pregnancy. However, that is no longer the case. Judicious use of nicotine patches is far preferable to smoking cigarettes, and are widely used to help people, even post-operatively, to give up smoking or other kinds of tobacco use. Read more...
Not good. Just like smoking, the nicotine patch can cause acute vasospasm and in a patient that just had cabg, this could cause acute thrombosis (closure) of one or more of his bypasses. This could lead to heart attack or even death. He needs to stop the patches and not smoke. He may need to talk to someone about tobacco cessation. Read more...

How can someone who has had a triple bypass surgery still die of a heart attack?

Blocked blood vessel. A bypass surgery basically provides new plumbing for the heart, adding new pipes to carry blood because the old pipes are blocked. Unfortunately, the same problems that caused blockages in the old pipes can affect the new ones, causing blockages in the bypass blood vessels. These blockages in turn can lead to a heart attack. Read more...
Multiple reasons. Either one of the bypass grafts had closed or an area of the heart that hadn't received a bypass graft can still get a heart attack. Read more...
Secondary prevention. By 10 years after bypass, there is a 50% risk of having experienced closure of one or more vein grafts . Bypass is not a cure. Atherosclerosis is an ongoing problem and requires lifelong treatment of risk factors. Read more...

My friend just a triple bypass surgery he is using. A nicotine patch and he has a rash on his upper torso is this related to the nicotine patch?

Doubtful. Typically, a person who is truly allergic or has a reaction to the nicotine patch will have a reaction right where the patch is placed-- usually looking like the patch is still there even when it's removed. This is because they are reacting to the adhesive on the patch. The nicotine itself really can't cause an allergic reaction because, as a smoker, they've been inhaling this drug for many years! Read more...
Probably not. Usually local irritation so many drugs and soaps and changes i would look for another cause first. Read more...

Can triple bypass surgery be safe for an 82 year old man?

Depends. The answer depends on several factors mainly having to do with how healthy the heart muscle is and how healthy the other organs are such as kidneys, lungs and blood vessels to other organs. It could range from low risk (2 -3%) to high risk(>25%). Read more...