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Old 09-07-2003, 02:58 PM   #1
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Question Quad Bypass Surgery - Complications

My father is 76 years old and just had quad bipass surgery three weeks ago. He has been in ICU ever since surgery and has experienced every complication one can encounter, from internal bleeding to water in his lungs etc. He now has been on a resporator for three weeks as well. The Doctors have tried repeatdly to remove the respirator from his throat but find that he is not strong enough to breath on his own accord. Can anyone tell me why his condition is not improving and perhaps what one can expect from such complications as he has had. Thank you kindly for any response!

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Old 09-08-2003, 08:16 AM   #2
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Some people go into their bypass surgery with other health problems that can cause complications. Others can have complications as a result of going through the surgery. Did he have a heart attack before he went in for the bypass? Possibly the problems he is having is due to the heart attack such as weak or damaged heart muscle It is difficult to say what will happen in his case.

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