Frequently Asked Questions
Coronary Artery Bypass surgery provides the best symptom relief to patients who have triple vessel disease or significant blockages. It also increases a patient’s survival. It’s the treatment of choice, the patients who have significant left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD), Proximal or Ostial LAD Disease weak heart due to coronary artery disease or who have diabetes mellitus.
Yes, Coronary Artery bypass (CABG) surgery is an ideal solution for patients having left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD), left ventricular dysfunction & diabetes patients.
Bypass Surgery definitely improves the quality of life by increasing best symptom relief and it enhances patient survival.
Nowadays, with the advance’s in surgical techniques, ICU Monitoring’s & Better medications, open heart surgery is not painful at all. Most of the patients feel freedom from pain & are enabled to do chest physiotherapy, which enhances their recovery.
Open Heart Surgery provides symptom control to the patients and are able to live a productive & useful life. The quality of life improves & in many cases their survivals is also increasing.
With advances in surgical techniques, intensive care & proper medications, risk of bypass surgery in many cases is less than 1%. The most important thing to understand is that, the risk of keeping the disease in critical blockages is very high & benefit of bypass surgery increases survival rates for patients, also bypass surgery reduces the sudden cardiac death.
Yes, two or multiple arterial graft is possible & recommended because arterial grafts have better longevity. So Arterial Grafts are done using, either both mammary arteries from the chest & from radial artery from hand.
Nowadays, with advance in surgical techniques & advance patient care, most of the patients stay for a short duration of time in hospitals (approximately 4 to 5 days) & were able to resume their normal life’s. Most of the patients are able to resume their jobs from 2nd or 3rd week, it also depends on the effort of individuals. Although internal healing continues from 3rd to 6th months.
LAD- left anterior descending artery, is known as artery of sudden death. This artery is most important as it supply bloods to myocardial.
Open-Heart surgery is used for operations that needed an artificial heart lung machine. An artificial Heart Lung Machine temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs during surgery. Most of the valve repairs & replacement operations on the holes of the heart were done by this way.
Nowadays Bypass (CABG) surgery is done by beating heart, artificial heart lung machine not required. Special stabilizers are used to assist the operation. Therefore, bypass surgery is not open-heart surgery.