One of the most common heart surgeries performed on the adults is the bypass surgery. The blood vessels are responsible for transporting blood to the heart muscles. The surgery is recommended when one or more than one blood vessel is blocked partially. Since the procedure is complicated, the operation is planned by preparing the patient for the surgery and for the recuperation.
Emergency bypass is recommended in rare cases when it is necessary but generally the operation is planned well in advance. The bypass surgery reduces the risk of heart attack and death and it may alleviate the symptoms of coronary artery diseases.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
Heart bypass is a complicated surgery. Though the surgery success rate is very high there is chance for a few problems to occur. Listed below are some of those risks
1. Heart attack
2. Infection at the incision
4. A few patients may react badly to anaesthesia
5. Heart Stroke
Once the patient recuperates from the surgery, the influence of the above mentioned risks are completely gone and the patient becomes completely healthy with a lesser risk of being vulnerable to the heart attack.
WHEN SHOULD YOU NEED A HEART BYPASS SURGERY?
The bypass surgery treats heart diseases like coronary diseases.
The arteries of the heart get deposited with plaque, blocking the blood to the heart and the oxygen supply.This may cause severe discomfort resulting in the below mentioned symptoms
1. Regular chest pain
2. Irregular heart beat
3. Discomfort of shortness in breath
4. Discomfort near the shoulder area to the left
ROAD TO RECOVERY
The patient may experience severe discomfort after the surgery which is normal. The body requires tie to recover and the patient starts feeling better after each passing day.
The complete recovery may take about 60 days. Following doctor’s instructions is of paramount importance. Eat healthy and exercise regularly as advised by the physician.
At the Citizens Specialty Hospital, we have a special program called Citizens Heart – which includes cardiology and cardiac surgery specialties. We look at heart care with a holistic perspective that goes beyond superior diagnostic and treatment procedures, to post-treatment management and preventive cardiology.
The team is backed by state-of-the-art Cath Labs and Cardiac Theatres for handling any emergency procedure. Our team of eminent cardiologists prides itself in handling emergencies like heart attack round-the-clock with a multi-disciplinary approach based on top international protocols.
We offer comprehensive Cardiology treatment for adult and pediatric patients of all ages