What is Quadruple Bypass Surgery? (with pictures).
A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a surgical procedure used to treat coronary heart disease. It diverts blood around narrowed or clogged parts of the major arteries to improve blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart. Why they're carried out. Like all organs in the body, the heart needs a constant supply of blood. This is supplied by 2 large blood vessels called the left and right.
Heart bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, is done when the blood vessels that feed the heart are too clogged to function properly. The surgery uses blood vessels from another part of the body to re-route blood flow around the blocked arteries. The number of vessels that need to be bypassed dictate the type of bypass surgery performed: single (1 artery), double (2.
Another type of bypass surgery does not use the heart-lung bypass machine. The procedure is done while your heart is still beating. This is called off-pump coronary artery bypass, or OPCAB. To create the bypass graft: The doctor will take a vein or artery from another part of your body and use it to make a detour (or graft) around the blocked area in your artery. Your doctor may use a vein.
After cardiac bypass surgery you’ll need to take pain medications, as you can feel wound and muscle pain for a few weeks (if the pain persists beyond a few weeks, see your doctor). You can learn more about different types of chest pain here.
A person with a CABG x 2 (two arteries bypassed and grafted -- a double bypass) will have a much lesser chance of re-entering the workforce than an individual with a CABG x 1 (a single artery bypassed). Patients who've had a triple or quadruple bypass are even less likely to be able to work again. The reasoning behind this is clear.
My boss had a triple heart bypass around 10 years ago, when he would’ve been 60, he then had a pacemaker fitted 5 years ago. He still works over 70 hours a week, running an engineering business. I’m afraid I know nothing about the procedure and he’s the only person I know that’s had this procedure, but thought I’d share the fact that for my boss it was very successful and very positive.
Dr. Heller responded: Define dangerous. It is major surgery. People who need it are already in danger, in danger of a heart attack, or a sudden life threatening rhythm disturbance. Every case is individualized; some patients (and mds) may opt for medical management.