High Risk Elderly, Bypass Surgery: Off-Pump or On-Pump?

  Off-pump or beating heart coronary bypass surgery is the better option for high risk patients who need CABG. If a patient is high risk (e.g., elderly with other health ailments), and has been told Read more...

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Can Heart Bypass Prevent Congestive Heart Failure?

Are you wondering if coronary bypass surgery, aka CABG, can prevent the development of congestive heart failure? For this article I consulted with cardiologist Norman E. Lepor, MD, Co-director, Cardiovascular Imaging, Westside Medical Imaging and Read more...

Why Don’t CABG Patients Get the Corus CAD Test?

Why isn’t the Corus CAD test given to people who’ve had coronary bypass surgery? This test uses “gene expression” to safely & quickly determine whose chest pain is the result of obstructive coronary artery disease Read more...

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Off-Pump Bypass Surgery vs. Heart-Lung Machine

. Have you been hearing or reading that off-pump coronary bypass surgery (aka CABG) has many advantages over off-pump because it doesn’t require a heart-lung machine (cardiopulmonary bypass)? When it comes to off-pump bypass surgery Read more...

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Full Cognitive Recovery after Post-Cardiac Surgery Delirium

It’s no secret that following heart surgery, many patients are delirious and have cognitive impairment. But what about longer-term (though not permanent) cognitive impairment? Is there a connection between that and the postoperative mental confusion? Read more...

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Which Is Better for CABG: Radial Artery or Saphenous Vein?

What’s better for coronary bypass surgery: a vein from your leg or an artery from your arm? In coronary bypass surgery (aka CABG), the saphenous vein from the leg is typically used for the grafting Read more...

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Off Pump vs. On Pump CABG for Lowest Stroke Risk?

Stroke is a real risk during and following coronary bypass surgery which may be on or off pump. There are actually four kinds of CABG but which one has the lowest risk of stroke? The Read more...

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Is Same Day Angiogram, Bypass Surgery, Valve Replacement Safe?

Can angiogram, bypass surgery and valve replacement be done in the same day? And if so, how life-threatening could this trio be? Coronary angiogram, coronary bypass surgery with heart valve replacement, all in the same Read more...

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CABG Heart Lung Machine Causes Mental Impairment

The heart-lung machine used in coronary bypass surgery is a two-edged sword; it’s a primary cause of cognitive problems post-operatively, causing what is known as "pumphead.". A research team set out to see if minimizing Read more...

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Beating Heart vs. Heart Lung Machine in Bypass Surgery

If you need bypass surgery you should ask the surgeon if you can have it done without the heart lung machine and instead with the "beating heart" procedure. It’s called off-pump or beating-heart bypass surgery, Read more...

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Heart Disease, Not Heart-Lung Machine, Blamed for Mental Decline

Is the heart-lung machine off the hook for cognitive problems that follow open heart surgery? Perhaps the heart-lung machine is innocent after all, when it comes to the cognitive decline in patients following coronary bypass Read more...

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Sleep Requirements Following Coronary Bypass Surgery (CABG)

How much sleep should you get during recovery from coronary bypass surgery? A healthy amount of sleep is so very important following CABG: coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. I consulted with Dr. Michael Fiocco, Chief Read more...

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Can CABG (Heart Bypass Surgery) Disrupt Thyroid Function?

Can thyroid levels be affected by CABG? Wondering if coronary bypass surgery (CABG) can affect or disrupt thyroid function?  I consulted with Dr. Michael Fiocco, Chief of Open Heart Surgery at Union Memorial Hospital, one Read more...

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Why Don’t More Heart Surgeons Do Off-Pump Bypass?

Why don’t more heart surgeons perform off-pump (beating heart) surgery? Off-pump heart surgery carries less risk of stroke and other serious issues when compared to on-pump heart surgery (i.e., operations that use the heart-lung, or Read more...

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What if Coronary Bypass Patient Keeps Eating Junk Food?

How long do the grafts from coronary bypass surgery last if the patient continues eating a junk food diet? Is coronary bypass surgery a green light to continue eating a junk food diet, and how long Read more...

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Can Coronary Bypass Surgery Cause Orthostatic Hypotension?

. Can orthostatic hypotension be caused by coronary bypass surgery? If you’re wondering if orthostatic hypotension can be caused by coronary bypass surgery, you’re not alone. For this article I consulted with Dr. Michael Fiocco, Read more...

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Does Heart-Lung Machine Affect Sense of Taste?

. Does the heart lung machine (cardiopulmonary bypass) affect sense of taste? The heart lung machine is used during cardiac surgery so that the surgeon can make repairs on a completely still heart (no pumping), Read more...

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Emergency Heart Bypass Surgery: What to Expect

What REALLY goes on the DAY you're told someone needs emergency bypass surgery after a catheter angiogram shows 99% blockage? My mother was wheeled into the OR for quintuple bypass surgery two or so hours Read more...

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Same Day After Coronary Bypass Surgery: What Happens?

What should you expect the SAME day of coronary bypass surgery after the operation? There are things to expect post-surgery that you'd never even think of. My mother underwent emergent quintuple bypass surgery; we had Read more...

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Coronary Bypass Surgery: What Patient Looks Like Right After

After coronary bypass surgery, what exactly does the patient look like? What should family members expect to see when they walk into the ICU where the patient just arrived after undergoing coronary bypass surgery? There Read more...

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