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What are the main risks of getting a triple heart bypass?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Heart attack, death

The technique of coronary bypass has matured over the years, and now carries an operative mortality of about 1-2%.
Factors that increase risk are smoking, obesity, redo procedure. At 41 years old, assuming you are not a heavy smoker, you should do well.

In brief: Heart attack, death

The technique of coronary bypass has matured over the years, and now carries an operative mortality of about 1-2%.
Factors that increase risk are smoking, obesity, redo procedure. At 41 years old, assuming you are not a heavy smoker, you should do well.
Dr. Craig Carter
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology

In brief: Risks of CABG

Main risks include wound infection, post op pneumonia, post or peri operative heart attack, stroke, requirement for blood transfusion, transient memory loss or dementia, kidney dysfunction and positioning injuries.
A lot of items but keep in mind all of these are very low and as with any surgery, a risk/benefit analysis is important to consider.

In brief: Risks of CABG

Main risks include wound infection, post op pneumonia, post or peri operative heart attack, stroke, requirement for blood transfusion, transient memory loss or dementia, kidney dysfunction and positioning injuries.
A lot of items but keep in mind all of these are very low and as with any surgery, a risk/benefit analysis is important to consider.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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