Bypass Surgery, Heart and Gastric By Pass Information


Quadruple Bypass Surgery

November 5, 2007 by admin in Basics, Heart, Slider with 0 Comments

There are many people who have heart problems due to blocked arteries, which are also referred to as coronary artery disease. When you have blocked arteries leading to the heart you will more than likely need to have surgery to correct the problem. If you don’t then there is a very good chance that you won’t survive. So you need to make sure that you are informed about the type of surgery you will need.

When you have a blocked artery you will need to have a coronary artery bypass surgery also known as coronary artery heart bypass graft surgery. If you have more than one blocked artery you will need to have either a triple bypass surgeryor a quadruple bypass surgery. {mosgoogle right}

This type of surgery is a common procedure and it is very effective in correcting blocked arteries to the heart. It is to help you heart work the way that it should by diverting blood around any blocked arteries in your heart.

Your heart needs to have blood and oxygen in order to function properly. Coronary artery disease stops the blood and oxygen from getting to your heart. When you have coronary bypass surgery they will use a healthy blood vessel taken from your arm, leg, chest or abdomen and connect it to other arteries in your heart to make sure that the blood is bypassed around the diseased or blocked area.

Before you have coronary bypass surgery you want to make sure that you know what the results and risks are for this surgery. You don’t want to have the surgery knowing nothing because that will make you more apprehensive about it. So here are some of the results of heart bypass surgery .

After heart bypass surgery most people will have an improvement or complete relief from any symptoms you were experiencing before the surgery. You will usually remain symptom free for several years but more than likely you will end up with more blocked arteries that will require you to have surgery again.

Just because you have had surgery doesn’t mean that you are cured forever. You will be healthier because your heart is working properly again but you still have coronary artery disease. So you need to make sure that you change your lifestyle so that you are living a healthy lifestyle and take your medications like you were told because your results and long term outcome will depend on it.

Here are the risks of heart bypass surgery :

The risk of death is usually low when you are undergoing this type of surgery but it also depends on your overall health. When the operation has to be done in an emergency then the risk is slightly higher, also if you have other health problems such as, emphysema, kidney disease, diabetes or peripheral vascular disease. There are complications that can occur after heart surgery such as, arrhythmias, kidney failure, stroke and infections.

There are times when some people will experience a decline in their memory or other cognitive functions. The things that will sometimes cause this in people are old age, high blood pressure, lung disease and too much alcohol consumption. The people who do lose their cognitive abilities will usually regain them in six to twelve months after surgery. Some people think that bypass surgery causes dementia and this is not true. It can worsen any pre-existing mental decline, including early dementia but it can’t cause it.

If you have to have surgery to correct the blocked arteries in your heart the best things you can do is to change your lifestyle and make sure you are informed about every aspect of this surgery. You will want to talk to your doctor about it too. By doing this you will be preparing yourself for when you go into the hospital. This is important so make sure you do your homework and learn all you can about it.

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  • Manju Chakraborty: I am 59 years old housewife. I had a CABG in January, 2013. Three arteries were bypassed. This January the symptoms were repeated. I had undergone CAG. I have been advised for a repeat CABG for main two arteries. What are the risks involved in the operation within 14 months ? What precautions should be taken ? View Post
  • Mr. B: I am one week out of surgery. They do not keep you in the hospital anymore. I was in for 4 days total. They should let you know in this story that it will hurt to have the tubes taken out, and the wire pulled out. At least they do give you a couple of days between when they do these things. After these tubes,wires are pulled out you start feeling better and get your appetite back. A lot of the pain and discomfort is in the leg they take the vein from, and the ribs are sore from being spread apart. I will keep you updated as time goes by, but be prepared for these things. View Post
  • Chassie: Thanks for the information, now I can cope better with all the aformentioned problems better. I had the surgery for other reason than obesity in 2006; and I am smaller and had to undergo change of life style. But the side effects tend to be overwhelming, so I turned to the Web; now I follow all the recommendations given to reduce these side effects. View Post
  • Donna Lawrence: I had my surgery 3 months ago and I have a hard time some times eating I have nausea alot before I eat no matter what I eat why? View Post
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