Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery


Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) is a type of cardiac surgery performed to treat Coronary Artery Disease, a medical condition caused by lack of blood supply to heart muscles, this happens due to narrowing and fat deposition in blood vessels. In India, coronary artery disease has become one of the major medical condition affecting the population below 60 years of age. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) is popularly known as Coronary bypass surgery. Department of Cardiac sciences at Aster Medcity, Kochi offers Coronary bypass surgery with the help of modern technology and experienced cardiac surgeon.


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When to resume exercises after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)?

Mild exercises like brisk walking and breathing exercises can be done within 48 hours after the Coronary bypass surgery, but normal exercises can be resumed after three months.

What is the best dietary pattern to follow after Coronary bypass surgery?

You are advised to follow a healthy low calorie diet rich in fruits and vegetables. It is also important to do regular exercise to maintain an ideal weight.

I am taking diabetes medications do I need to stop it before Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)?

Some medicines, vitamin supplements may interact with anaesthesia drugs, also some drugs affect bleeding time. Please consult the cardiac surgeon regarding this.

What are the risks associated with Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

Coronary bypass surgery is an invasive procedure, it has some risks such as bleeding, infection, and in some cases there are chances of heart attack or stroke

When would I be able to return to normal life after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)?

You will be able to return to normal life within in three months after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

How long do I need to stay at the hospital after Coronary bypass surgery?

Under normal conditions seven days of hospital stay is required after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

What is the duration of Coronary bypass surgery?

Usually, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) would take about 3-6 hours to complete, time may vary depending upon various factors including potential complications during cardiac surgery.


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