Quadruple Bypass Surgery Survival Rate
Many people who have quadruple bypass surgery survive and go on to live long and healthy lives. Old age, having other health problems (such as diabetes, kidney disease, or emphysema), and significant damage to the heart are some factors that can increase ones risk of having complications. Those without risks have about a 98 to 99 percent chance of surviving the procedure.
Bypass surgery relieves symptoms, decreases the workload of the heart, and increases oxygen supply to the heart but it does not cure the problem (coronary artery disease). Because of this, it is basically up to the person on how long they can live after the surgery. The following can help prevent future bypasses, prolong life, and improve one's quality of life:
• Eating a healthy diet. The diet should be high in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and foods high in omega-3. Red meat, processed foods, saturated fats, simple sugars, and salt should be limited. Trans fatty acids (including hydrogenated oils) should be avoided. This will help maintain normal cholesterol/triglyceride levels and help maintain a healthy weight.
• Not smoking and limiting alcoholic beverages (one drink a day for females and two drinks a day for males).
• Exercising regularly.
• Controlling blood pressure and managing diabetes.