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I want suggestion about Quadruple bypass surgery

My granpa has to get on on Valentines day. He is 68 years old, over weight, had surgery before, and used to smoke. The doctor said he had a chance of not making through the surgery, but he didnt say the percent. With this information, what do you think his chances are that he will pass away from the surgery, or during it ?
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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I work in a hospital and review medical records - that is ALL I do -- there are SOOOOO MANNNNYYY BYPASS surgeries that go through our hospital. ANY HEART procedure can be serious and yes, a person could die on the table but I haven't seen it very often......there are people who are in their 90s who go through bypass and do just fine. There are so many reasons a person can die through surgery BUT before heart surgery, a cardiologist has to give their approval for whether they are a safe enough candidate to handle it. Every patient who goes through a heart procedure is advised of the risks -- MOST MAKE IT THROUGH.....he will be in a lot of pain afterwards though......he's not going to look real great afterwards - don't let that scare you.....no one looks good after surgery. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR GRANDPA. He is really young. My in-laws are in their 80's and my mother-in-law had heart surgery too. They are both fine.
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