My dad is a diabetic patient since 18 years. 2 weeks back he felt mild chest pain. Then Doctor forced him go for Angiography and he did so. Report showed that 3 of his arteries are blocked: Left - 100%, Right ones 90% and 80%. So, Doctors insisted him to go under bypass surgery. Few days back only he went under surgery. Now he is fine.
Please be frank in ansering the life term after By-Pass surery for such a diabetic patient.
Both of my parents underwent 4 way bypass surgery at 73 years of age, mother after a heart attack and father after he failed a stres test. Both are alive and never better 8 years later. their doctor told them it added 15 - 20 years to their lives. Neither of them are diabetic though so I don't know how that changes things.
I have been a diabetic for 35 years and just underwent quad bypass surgery. My doctors advise that I have added 15 to 20 years to my life. If I opted not to have the by-pass surgery, I may have had 1 to 2 years to live. My diabetes has always been under control and that is so important.
Carrying through with the Cardio Rehab Program is so important to keep the heart healthy.
My daughter-in-law's father had his first 5XCABG when he was 50 years old........had his second 15 years later........He is now going on 81 and looks great to me........but not a diabetic.......seems if you keep your diabetes under control you can do just fine.......
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.