No surgery is safe. That's why you sign your life away before they operate on you. However, if you do not have by-pass surgery and you need it, you will die fairly soon. The procedure is done thousands of times a day. Find the best Doc in you town/city get him/her to accept you as their patient. The best Docs work at good hospitals and command good staff assignments. It will work out well for the patient 75-87% of the time.
No matter which hospital you choose, bypass surgery always comes with risks. About 2% of patients die in the hospital or within one month of the operation. A study in 2001 found that about one in four patients developed cognitive problems that remained evident six months after the operation. Another recent study found that more than 7% of all bypass patients experience acute kidney failure.
Some patients are especially likely to suffer complications. Patients in their 70s and beyond are automatically more vulnerable. The operation is also riskier for people who have an additional serious illness, such as diabetes, emphysema, or kidney failure.
I am looking to hear about differnt peoples experiences with their heart bypass surgeries---I am having one on wednesday and am very scared about it....i am 40--if you have an experience to share include your approximate age--im looking for confidence here lol---im terrified! mostly about not waking up or being in a lot of tubes and pain when i do wake up--any info will be greatly appreciated!
Hello, My name is Keyna. I am 33 yrs old. I have smoked for 13 years until recently. My doctor sent me to have a routine xray 3 weeks ago and it came back with changes that indicate COPD with the prescence of emphysema . Naturally, I quit (started Chantix). I wasn t given an inhaler until today when I went back in to insist that something be done about the tightness in my chest and the shortness of breath that I had been feeling since before the xray was even done. My Doctor gave me the inhaler, but now states that I was never actually diagnosed with COPD/Emphysema; just some changes. I asked well what in the world is causing me to feel this way? I was told he didn t know, but would not send me to a Pulmonologist until I tried the inhaler first. My PFT was normal and my O2 Sat was 98%. I have so far taken two doses of the PRN inhaler that I can take q4hrs. I noticed an immediate change upon the 4th hour after the first dose. This tells me that I will be needing this inhaler all the time. What is wrong with me; if it s not COPD/Emphysema? Why doesn t my doctor do more testing?
IN 2007 ,i had Ovarian Cancer,tumer ,removed complete heystretomy. 2009 had heart valve replacement.On Coumadine,and my PT- INR ,WAS like 96 something,and 8.do i have risk involved here?was put on antibiotics gor lung infection,i have emphysema 1st stage,but on 2 litter oxygen at home. can you answer for me,so i can rest? YYYY@YYYY ;;;;;age 51-female
Over past several months.Mom (79 years old - now about 88 lbs) started w/ shortness breathe - expected w/ and fatigue CPOD(just say lung dr first time - stage 4 emphysema)..in Nov.. diarrhea for several days & ankles swollen before convinced to go to clinic... Blood work showed anemia, albumin and protein levels off, no blood in stool..oxygen levels were in mid 50s..xray showed fluid in chest...antibiotics , oxygen helped her feel better..oxygen levels remain in low - mid 90s she is on it most of the time....started feeling bad and diarrhea back...being cultured for c diffe..... would it be wrong of me to ask about whipple's disease? only thing I see online that has all her symptoms...or will the culture pick it up if it is the cause? usually don't search out online but frustrated at not finding the cause of diarrhea in conjunction to other problems
ive just been told i have tachnacardia high pulse rate. im on bp meds but doesnt help lower pulse rate which is usually over hundred. can this be controlled with meds or is surgery required? im 65 about 50# overweight and have copd with emphysema and plaque in the corotid arteries but no narrowing. im on nebulizer breathing meds also. i have severe ucerated esophagus which is under control.
I have been diagnosed with emphysema . Pain in my chest and always in my left arm. Sometimes the pain is excruciating. I have a lot of saliva during the painful periods. Cold air (45 and below seem to trigger it quicker). None of the meds given...
I am having a strange issue. First off I am an off and on iv drug user of methamphetamine . And a little background I'm 30 y/o and have no known illnesses except hsv1 and heterozygous factor v Leiden . I take prescribed med clonazepam as needed no...