Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Turkey

Revive Your Heart's Rhythm: Embrace the Journey of Bypass Surgery

What is Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery?

Coronary artery bypass surgery, also known as heart bypass surgery or CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) is a surgical procedure to restore blood flow to the heart by creating a new pathway or bypass around a blocked or damaged artery that supplies blood to the heart muscle.

How is coronary artery disease diagnosed?

Coronary artery disease (CHD) is usually diagnosed after a physical exam and testing.

Your doctor will do this during your physical examination:

  • Measureblood
  • Listentoyour heartwitha
  • Ask about your medical and family history.
  • Ask about your diet, and determines if you have diabetes, or unhealthy cholesterol levels.

Your doctor also orders these test to understand diagnose this disease:

  • Blood Tests
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Coronary Angiogram
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coronary Calcium Scan
  • Echocardiogram
  • Exercise Stress Test

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Methods

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Cost in Turkey

Erdem Hospital offers high-level service under the most favorable conditions. With an online free consultation, the price is determined after the treatment recommended by our doctors. Our prices are offered in all-inclusive packages. All services mentioned below will be included in the price.

  • Free consultation
  • All accommodation in a 5-star hotel
  • Pre/post-operative testing
  • Cost for laboratory
  • Medication and Equipment
  • All round VIP transfer
  • 7/24 Support
  • Assistants speak English

Before Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

If your doctor recommends surgery, it’s a good idea to be well-prepared before going into the hospital. Preparation may include:

  • Arranging for someone to look after you
  • Continuing to take medication
  • Preparing a recovery room at your home
  • Eating healthy foods
  • Managing your weight
  • Organising transport to take you to and from the hospital

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After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Coronary artery bypass surgery requires a stay in hospital for several days or longer. After the surgery, you may be taken to the recovery room or intensive care unit. You will be connected to monitors that will continuously monitor your electrocardiogram monitoring, blood pressure, other pressure readings, respiratory rate, and oxygen level.

When your physician determines decides that you no longer need intensive care, you will be transferred to the cardiac ward or to the high-dependency unit for people who need a higher level of care than usual.

During this time, you may be connected to various tubes, IVs, and drains that supply fluids and drain blood and urine. These will be removed as you get better. You may feel a little sick and lightheaded after the procedure, but pain relievers will be prescribed to help ease the pain.

What are the advantages of this surgery?

The benefits of this surgery are different for everyone and depend on the type of operation you need, your age or your heart disease. This surgery relieves the symptoms of coronary artery disease, such as angina and shortness of breath, and improves quality of life. The operation can save your life, and also reduces the risk of future heart attacks. Coronary artery bypass surgery may prolong life in patients with severe coronary artery disease.

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Process

Anesthesia

General

Duration of treatment

2-4 Hours

Stay in Istanbul

7 Days

Socially acceptable

2 Weeks

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Turkey FAQ

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Coronary artery disease signs and symptoms can include:

  • Occlusionof the left main coronary artery
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Severenarrowing of the main coronary arteries
  • Severechest pain due to the narrowing of several heart arteries
  • Blockedcoronary arteries that cannot be treated with coronary angioplasty
  • Angioplastywith or without a stent. For example, the artery narrows again after stent placement

In the following cases, your risk of developing atherosclerosis is considerably increased:

  • Smoking, alcohol and drug use
  • Have diabetes and insulin
  • Untreated sleep apnea
  • Stress
  • Have high blood pressure and have high cholesterol
  • Physical inactivity and obesity

The decision to have coronary artery bypass surgery depends on the individual’s medical history, symptoms, and overall health status. Candidates for coronary artery bypass surgery may have:

  • A high risk of heart attack or other complications
  • Chest pain or other symptoms that affect their quality of life
  • Multiple blockages in their coronary arteries
  • Blockages that cannot be treated with angioplasty and stenting

During coronary artery bypass surgery, general anesthesia is administered to the patient to ensure they are unconscious and feel no pain. The surgical team will also use pain medication and other techniques to keep the patient comfortable and manage any pain that may occur after the surgery.

The restrictions and recommendations for recovery after this surgery will vary depending on the patient’s individual health status, the extent of the surgery, and their doctor’s advice, but in general, patients may have some restrictions including physical restrictions, driving restrictions, diet restrictions and smoking restrictions.

The duration of coronary artery bypass surgery varies depending on the complexity and number of blockages in the arteries. On average, the surgery takes around 3 to 6 hours. However, in some cases, it can take longer.

Generally, it is common for patients to have shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or chest pain after bypass surgery. However, these symptoms usually improve within a few days as the body heals and adjusts to the new normal after the surgery.

It is common for patients to experience difficulty sleeping after coronary artery bypass surgery. However, patients are usually provided with pain medication and counseling before and after surgery which can help improve sleep quality.

In general, a heart healthy diet involves substituting veal, lean meat, poultry, seafood, whole grain pasta, lentils, corn, rice, beans, nuts, or vegetarian dishes for fatty meats, cream, cheese, and high sugar or high refined carbohydrate foods. Sugar is a hidden ingredient in many prepared foods and is as unhealthy as high fat food. It is common for "low fat" foods to have high sugar content and therefore similar calorie content.

Before and after this surgery you may need some medications to lower lipids. Cholesterol lowering may be beneficial before and after surgery as it can slow the progression of atherosclerosis in both native and grafted vessels. Other medications may be given for a short period of time to prevent irregular heartbeats, ease the discomfort associated with wound healing.

Coronary artery bypass surgery is not a cure for heart disease. After surgery, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle and continue to take your prescribed medications. This reduces the risk of developing heart problems in the future. Although the things to be considered vary according to the type of cardiovascular surgery, we can list the general things to be done as follows:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Exercise regulary
  • Lose weight
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Taking medicine
  • Observing dietary recommendations

Six to eight weeks after surgery, you should see your cardiologist to check the extent of your healing. At this appointment, your doctor will give you instructions about driving, returning to work, and taking medication. Your doctor will then tell you how often you should come back. A regular schedule of follow-up visits (at least once a year) is recommended.