Okay all you brilliant CCU RN's.. I need your wonderful words of wisdom. My mom who is 59 y/o just had an angiogram and was told she needs to have a triple bypass. Multiple 90% blockages in the RCA, 80% to the LAD and 60-70% circumflex. Besides being dyspneic with exertion, she has been asymptomatic. Her Parents both died of MI's in their 40's. She recently quit smoking, she is diabetic, overweight and has HTN. EF is 40%, kidney function is good. We meet with the surgeon next week and hope to have a CABG scheduled soon after. I am terrified, but am trying to put on a brave face for her. I want to be as prepared as possible. What questions do I need to ask this surgeon? What can we expect post op and what possible complications to we need to be aware of? I welcome and and all advice you have. I am a med/surg RN, but right now I am just a daughter who is not ready to lose her mom. Please HELP.