Is adenosine preconditioning cardioprotective in coronary artery bypass surgery?

Maybe. Experimental models (mice, chickens) have shown some benefit of Adenosine before and during cardiac surgery. However, clinical studies in actual patients have not shown as significant a benefit - similar to Adenosine treatment in patients with acute mi.
Not sure. Haven't heard that one. In cardiac surgery, myocardial protection is key to a good result. There are multiple methods available, for use in both on- pump and off- pump cases. A good cardiac surgeon is well- versed in using them appropriately.

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When was the first open heart coronary artery bypass surgery?

May 2, 1960. By robert goetz at the albert einstein college of medicine in new york. Vladimir p. Demikhov, a russian, had done much experimental work in animals in the early 1950's. Read more...
Sometime in 1960. Click on history:http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/coronary_artery_bypass_surgery#section_1 but also look at dr green in new york ( as i recall) that popularized this procedure. Read more...

What is the advantage of taking aspirin following coronary artery bypass surgery?

Platelets. Aspirin reduces the bloods ability to form clots, most importantly in or near your grafts. Read more...
Prevention. It is to help prevent future heart attacks. As with any other medication, risks should be weighed against benefits. Read more...
Reduces clotting. One of the side effects of Aspirin is that it interferes with platelet function and reduces the blood's ability to clot. You are already taking celebrex (celecoxib). This medication also interferes with blood clotting. You should not take asprin while taking Celebrex (celecoxib) without explicit clearance from your doctor. Do not self medicate with this combination. Read more...

Can you describe coronary artery bypass surgery?

Yes. The coronaries are to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscle of the heart. When there are blockages in the native arteries a surgeon can open the sternum and take veins from the legs to bypass the blockages by rerouting blood from the aorta past the blockage. This is done under anesthesia in a hospital operating room. Read more...
Yes. 1.Sternotomy, 2.Conduit harvest, 3.Full heparinization and institution of cardiopulmonary bypass, 4. With or without induction of cardioplegic arrest, 5. Microsurgical arteriotomies and anastomoses of the end of the conduits to the side of the coronaries distal to the obstruction and to the aorta, 6.Restoration of systolic function, wean off cpb reverse hep., hemostasis, chest tubes, pacing leads, close. Read more...

Who benefits from coronary artery bypass surgery?

CAD and damaged LV. Patients with either narrowing in all 3 cornary arteries or left main narrowing and a damaged left ventricle live longer with bypass surgery, more than 95 % have improvement in their angina pectoris (chest pain). Read more...
You,the patient. Triple vessel disease, left main coronary critical stenosis, selected double or single vessel disease specially if mammary to lad involved, patients with diabetes. Read more...