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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi! My father is suffering from TRIPPLE VESSEL DISEASE
Doctor :   ok
User :   Is there any risk in doing CABG
Doctor :   I need to know some details before that sagar
User :   u ask i will tell
Doctor :   How old is your father?
User :   62 years
Doctor :   Does he have any other health problems like Diabetes, Hypertension etx
User :   No, but he has asthama
Doctor :   Since how long and what is he taking for that
User :   The attack came on 4-3-08. we have taken to WOCKHARDT HOSPITAL,HYD he has given tabletes
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Triple vessel disease is a disease in which the block are in 3 major blood vessels
Doctor :   Which is a serious condition
Doctor :   It can be treated medically with drugs but may always be effective
Doctor :   Usually high risk patients are those who already have a history of another long standing disease
User :   doctor is telling that 3 major blood vessels are blocked
Doctor :   Yes that is why CABG is recommended
Doctor :   Which has a better outcome than medicines
User :   Is there any risk in doing CABG or after CABG
Doctor :   There was a slight risk of doing CABG 3-4 percent but in older patients the risk is more
Doctor :   And also in those with conditions like ASTHMA
User :   but can we do bypass surgery
Doctor :   There could be pump failure, an arrythmias
Doctor :   Or kidney failure
Doctor :   You will have to consult with a CTVS surgeon
Doctor :   for a complete examination and tests before deciding that
User :   how much days we have left for doing CABG
Doctor :   Most people are started on medication
Doctor :   And then if surgery is required or indicated and there are no risk factors
Doctor :   It would be ridiculous for me to decide without seeing all the reports or seeing the patient to comment on that
Doctor :   But it is the treatment of choice for anyone who have multiple vessel as it improves the survival rate
User :   we are having ANGIOGRAM CD
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If you want we can set up an appointment with one of our CTVS surgeons for this
User :   In how many days can we do CABG
Doctor :   Were you advised stenting?
User :   no
Doctor :   That varies with each case sagar
Doctor :   Depends on the blockage
Doctor :   Also stenting is another safer alternative to CABG
Doctor :   You might want to discuss this with your surgeon
Doctor :   Since I have not examined this case as he will be able to guide you on the procedure
User :   how much it costs for CABG
Doctor :   I have no idea about the cost as it varies from person to person and only a specialist can guide you on that
User :   I have already told you that 3 major blood vessels are blocked. Can't you tell in how many days we can do CABG?
Doctor :   CABG for triple vessel is usually carried out within a week or as soon as possible as the risk of death is quite high in triple
Doctor :   artery block
User :   how is the APOLLO HOSPITAL,HYD for doing CABG in that hospital
Doctor :   I dont know specifically about hyderabad
Doctor :   As we are based in Bangalore
User :   can you tell some future advice?
Doctor :   You mean related to post operation status
User :   yes
Doctor :   He will need to control his blood cholesterol levels and have a low fat diet
Doctor :   Also life style changes are important
Doctor :   Like stopping smoking, drinking
User :   you tell some first aid advice
Doctor :   first aid for what?
User :   we are doing CABG in a week. Upto one week what we have to do?
Doctor :   You have decided to do it already?
User :   yes
Doctor :   You will have to go to the surgeon as it requires admission in the hospital prior to surgery
User :   we have done admission
Doctor :   Ok, then the doctors there will take care of the patient, they will keep him on medications till surgery
User :   what is medication?
Doctor :   medicines
Doctor :   We have a long queue of patients waiting for our service. Please restrict your chat to one health query right now. Do log in again after a few hours to clarify other medical doubts.
User :   from u what are the precautions

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