Bypass Heart Surgery is where a surgeon takes blood vessels from another part of the body to bypass a blocked artery of the heart. The effect is that more blood and oxygen will again flow to your heart.
Only imagine that you are on a highway. A collision causes traffic to pile up ahead of you. Emergency teams are redirecting the congestion around vehicles. You can eventually get back on the highway and the road is open. Surgery for heart bypass similarly creates bypass channel, giving additional blood to starved heart muscles.
It can help reduce the risk of heart attack and relieve chest pain. You’ll feel great and be able to get back to your normal activities once you heal within few weeks.
Heart surgery is only offered when your best bypass heart surgeon believes you have a serious chest problem because some of the arteries that supply the heart with blood are blocked.
At least one of your coronary arteries has a condition that causes the left ventricle—the chamber that pumps most blood from your heart—to not function as well as it should.
Your left main coronary artery has a blockage, which gives the left ventricle much of its blood.
In presence of multiple heart artery blockages or poor heart function or in presence of diabetes :- it’s proven in multiple studies that bypass surgery is provide long term survival advantage.
The procedure of the bypass heart surgery
During surgery the whole time you’ll be sleeping. It takes between 3 to 4 hours for most operations. In your mouth, a small breathing tube goes in. It is attached to a ventilator, the tubes after operation comes out easily. Patient doesn’t feel any discomfort during the operation and recovery also is smooth.