What Chances Does A 85 Year Old Having A Heart Cath When They Have Had A Triple Bypass

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What Chances Does A 85 Year Old Having A Heart Cath When They Have Had A Triple Bypass

my grandmother is 85 years old. she has already had a triple bypass in the past. what are her chances of survival?

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It's impossible to estimate her chances without knowing the rest of her medical history, but your grandmother is at higher risk than most people undergoing cardiac catheterization because of her age (over 75 years). Fortunately the risk of a major complication during cardiac catheterization pretty low (less than 2%), and the likelihood of procedure related death is less than 0.1%. Some factors increase the risk of complications, including renal failure, heart failure, heart valve disease, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, or lung disease, and the doctor planning to perform this procedure can give you a better idea of your grandmother's risks based on her history and other heart studies.