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What is the survival rate of triple heart bypass surgery

Hi, my dad told today, that he has to have a triple heart bypass surgery tommorow he s 49 years old 250 Lbs, he goes to the gym 3-4 times a week but heart disease runs in the family he has 80-90% blockage in all 3 arteries, they said he is lucky to have come in when he did. what is the survival rate of this procedure ? thanks.
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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Health & Science Triple Bypass Surgery More Common??? by Richard Knox All Things Considered, September 3, 2004 · About half a million Americans undergo coronary bypass surgery each year. Vice President Dick Cheney has had the surgery. It's a low risk procedure, with as little as 1 to 2 percent mortality and chances for full recovery. It is done urgently sometimes, as in the case of former President Clinton, when blockages are found. NPR's Richard Knox reports. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3888709 Risks If you're undergoing a scheduled operation to bypass a diseased coronary artery, your risk of death is usually low, but still depends on your overall health. The risk is significantly higher if the operation is done as an emergency or if you have other significant medical conditions such as emphysema, kidney disease, diabetes or peripheral vascular disease. Complications — such as arrhythmias, kidney failure, stroke and infections — also may occur after heart surgery. Some people experience a decline in memory and other cognitive functions after undergoing coronary bypass surgery. Predictors include older age, high blood pressure, lung disease and excessive alcohol consumption. Of those people who do lose some cognitive ability, most gradually regain their intellectual abilities within six to 12 months. Bypass surgery doesn't cause dementia, but it may worsen any pre-existing mental decline, including early dementia. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coronary-bypass-surgery/HB00022
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