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.
Thanks a lot for your input on this..
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.
Maybe they learned something new over the last 5 years. After my cabgx3 they told me 10 or 12 years was about all you could expect it to last.
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.......