Dad needs 5 vessel CABG - page 2

Hey everyone. I just found out my 59 year old Dad needs a 5 vessel CABG. Understandably, both as his oldest daughter & an RN, I'm very concerned! :o Dad's a NIDDM type 2, mostly diet controlled,... Read More

  1. by   wheelie
    I hope your dad had a good surgical course.
    Post operatively, the best thing he can do for himself is keep his cholesterol and diabetes undere hood control.
    The cardiologist I work for recommends an LDL of less than 80!
    God bless you and your family!
  2. by   NurseLKY
    Just so you know my dad had a 4 vessel CABG 2 years ago at age 46. He had 2 MI's and never knew it. He went to the ER because he thought he pulled a muscle in his back playing golf, and he could barely lift his arm. Well they did the MI workup just in case. His cardiac enzymes were out the roof sothey did a cardic cath that night and then took him to emergency by-pass.

    Well he stayed in the hospital for 5 days. Did a month of cardiac rehab and now is doing great. So see everything can turn out great. I will be thinking about you and your family.