What Is The Normal Life Expectancy After Triple Bypass Surgery?

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What Is The Normal Life Expectancy After Triple Bypass Surgery?

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Studies have shown in 80 to 95 percent of patients, bypasses made with segments of the mammary artery still performed efficiently 10 years after surgery. Two-thirds to 75 percent of patients who received grafts from leg veins still had satisfactorily unrestricted blood flow after 10 years.

Remember that even if your graft becomes blocked, you may not need additional bypass surgery. However, you may be a candidate for balloon angioplasty and insertion of a stent.

Ultimaately, there is no textbook answer to this question as it depends on many factors.   These include your condition going into the surgery, the particular surgery, your particular recovery course, any complications that might have occurred post-operatively (delay in healing, infection, abnormal cardiac rhythms), other underlying medical conditions, and your doctors.   The best outlook would come from your surgeon and/or cardiologist, as they are familiar with your condition and case.