How Open Heart Bypass Surgery is Perfomed?
in the coronary arteries invite you for an open heart bypass surgery to
make the blood flow in the artery smooth. Blockages are due to deposits
of fat in the lining of the artery. The passage of the artery is reduced
due these fat deposits.
This reduces the blood flow and it reduces the supply of oxygen and blood
to the heart. In due course this will lead to pain in the chest and eventually
lead to heart attack. To avoid such consequences an open heart bypass
surgery is performed in which the blocked segment of the artery is bypassed
so that the blood is made to flow smoothly without over burdening the
The open heart bypass surgery is the most frequently done surgery in USA.
Experienced surgeons are available for performing these open heart bypass
grafting is also done in an open heart bypass surgery is the blockage
in the artery is in multiple segments. It takes around six hours for performing
an open heart bypass surgery. The patient undergoes the operation with
During an open heart bypass surgery, access to the heart is necessary
and hence the chest is made open and the ribs are spread apart. To maintain
the circulation of blood and the breathing activity a heart-lung machine
surgeries without a heart-lung machine are also now practiced in some
cases where the heart is allowed to perform its functions while the operation
is being done. This kind of surgery is under experimental stage. This
type of open heart bypass surgery is called the beating heart bypass surgery.
This beating heart bypass surgery reduces the risks that are neurological
in nature such as memory loss and mental clarity after the surgery. Moreover
the patient is required to stay only for a shorter period in the hospital
when compared to the conventional open heart bypass surgery.
an open heart bypass surgery some patients who have rare blood groups
are requested to bank their own blood so that it can be used in case of
a requirement for blood transfusion. Their friends and relatives are allowed
to bank the blood and have them in reserve before an open heart bypass
The success rate for an open heart bypass surgery is around 98%. As with
other surgeries there are also complications associated with an open heart
bypass surgery. Discuss with your surgeon to know about the complications
that you are likely to have.
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