The put it simply, yes but also very routine.
I don't like Jake's answer though. I have worked in Cardiology for 15 years now and know that triple bypass is the most common surgeons do. If people have 1 to 2 vessel disease, this can be treated with Stents with a procedure called an Angioplasty ( I help perform these daily). With an Angioplasty patients can go home the next day. Risks increase with an Angioplasty if you have too many blockages at once, or if the disease section of the artery is too long.
With a Triple Bypass operation (we do at least 3 per day, at the hospital I work at) you are in hospital for 7 days. Two days will be in ICU and 24 hours will be on a ventilator- sometimes less. It takes about 6 weeks to recover fully from a Bypass. Some patient say they feel 10 years younger after a Bypass.
Risk from a Bypass increase with age and if you still smoke, stop now.
Also remember there is often more risk of dying if you don't have the operation.
Good luck and I hope this information helps you.
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my husband just had triple bypass surgery 10 days ago he is 46 years old and was very fit before the heart attack and surgery, this was a shock to all of us, we are planning to go away in 8 weeks can he fly, swim in a pool and beach. thank you andrea
yes please. if you have triple bypass surgery 65 yr old female 9 days after major heart attack and you are still on ventilator tho breathing on your own but also severe body swelling, hands legs arms and cannot keep eyes open what are your chances of survival
My husband had triple bypass and ever since he breathes hard like he is running a race and he isn t doing much. They have done all types of test on him and everything is good if not perfect.he has had problems with his back but nothing major could that be part of it?