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What are the risks of a diabetic person undergoing bypass surgery?

Hi, Good afternoon. I m looking for a cardilogists advice on my uncle s issue. He s having a diabetes & just few days back he started having a sudden chest-pain. Upon consulting a cardiologist, it s been advised to go through a bypass surgery. Will there be any risks of going through this surgery while he s suffering from diabetes also? Also, if possible, please let me know the doctor to be consulted in Baroda for this matter. Please guide me... Many Thanks, Nilang
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
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Diabetic being the major risk factor for getting coronary artery disease, people having diabetes frequently suffer from the same.

To tell you better I'll need the Angiography report. But as your doctor has already told you that he needs a bypass, prognosis depends on heart functioning (LVEF) at the time of surgery, how good diabetes is controlled and any other associated comorbidity.

Exact prognosis can only be told after examining the patient. If the heart function is good and he is healthy enough, I hope he won't face any problem during or after surgery.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Sameer Maheshwari, Cardiologist
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