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Cardiac Bypass Surgery
Cardiac Bypass Surgery: What Are The Risks And Complications?
Any medical procedure has possible risks and complications. The most common risks in bypass surgery include:
- Too much bleeding, requiring more surgery
- Infection of the wound
- Stroke, the sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen caused by a blockage
- Blood clots
- Organ failure (liver, kidney, lung)
- Heart attacks occur in 5% to 10% of patents, and are the main cause of death.
While survival rates for
Complications increase with:
- Increased age
- Poor heart muscle function
- Blockage of the main coronary
artery Diabetes Chronic lung disease Chronic kidney failure
- Being a woman, as they develop the disease about 10 years later than men because they are protected by hormones prior to menopause. Women are generally smaller than men, with smaller
coronary arteries, which may also make the procedure more difficult.
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Long-term results of coronary bypass surgery
The long-term success of your surgery depends upon a variety of factors individual to you. You can control some factors such as your lifestyle (diet, physical activity and stress management), but others such as family history, can’t be controlled. Here are some of the average long terms results for coronary bypass surgery: