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Benefits of Beating Heart Bypass Surgery by KimmieRollison(: 10:38 am On Dec 13, 2016

Beating heart bypass surgery or off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) is a safe and proven alternative to traditional bypass surgery. Both Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) and traditional bypass surgery provide beneficial outcomes.
Doing operation on a beating heart terminates the requirement for the heart-lung machine. It can result in fewer side effects.

Traditional Bypass Surgery

CABG surgery in India became regular in the years 1950’s with the invention of the heart-lung machine. With "traditional" bypass surgery, surgeons use the support of the heart-lung machine along with medicines to end the heart so the bypass can be done on a motionless field. The heart-lung machine is referred to as a "pump" because it continues to pump oxygen and nutrients to the body during surgery mechanically.

Beating Heart Bypass Surgery

Beating Heart Bypass Surgery varies from traditional bypass surgery. In it, as the name implies, it is done while your heart is still beating. In the past, the doctor used a heart-lung machine to stop the heart during the process. Today it is feasible in some cases to do the surgery without the utilization of the machine. However, the surgeon may still have a perfusionist (a specialist who operates the heart-lung machine) remain on standby during the operation in case the machine is needed.
One of the greatest advantages of this approach is that the surgeons can do multiple bypass grafts in all parts of the heart, including the backside (posterior), at the same time. What this means is, the surgeon can do a triple (three bypass grafts), quadruple (four bypass grafts) or more through the middle of the chest incision all off-pump.

BENEFITS

Some of the future benefits of beating heart surgery include:
• A lower possibility of punch
• Fewer issues with memory loss and thinking skills
• Reducing death rate – especially among women and "high risk" patients
• Less requirement for transfusion
• Lower injury to the heart
• Shorter hospital stay
• Less heart rhythm problems

LONG-TERM SUCCESS OF OPCAB

The majority of OPCAB surgery patients have got complete relief of their symptoms and remain symptom-free for many years. They may heal from surgery more swiftly than those who go "on the pump" and they may suffer from less post-operative complications.

RISKS INVOLVED

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is one of the most common surgical methods. Your possibility of death from the surgery is very low. As with any operation, there are possibilities involved. The risks are no greater for off-pump heart bypass surgery than for traditional bypass surgery. These chances can include but are not limited to:
• Bleeding
• Infection
• Stroke
• Kidney failure
• Lung complications
• Death

Several factors can manage your risk. They are:

• Age factor (older than 70)
• Your health at the time of the
• If you are having emergency surgery
• Smoking
• Poor heart muscle function
• Diabetes
• Chronic lung disease
• Chronic kidney failure

Beating Heart Bypass Grafting

No other location in the world can match the technological sophistication, skill, and experience of surgeons, clinical excellence and the coronary artery bypass grafting cost advantage that the associated heart hospitals in India offer. Our linked hospitals rival the best heart hospitals in India and the world and deliver 99% and above successful outcome for beating heart bypass surgery.
  

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