My dad is having a triple bypass tomorrow... - page 2

and, I want to know from all you with cardiac experience, how worried should I be about this?!? Okay, I know it's serious, it is his heart after all! But, I am wondering what the mortality rate is... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes

    good. hope he makes a FULL and SPEEDY recovery!
  2. by   caramel
    Good Luck.I will be praying for your Dad.................
  3. by   DOCS RN
    Bypasses are done on 90 year olds. They do well. This is getteing to be a routine surgery. Yes there are risks. Don't go by the numbers. If this is what is best for your father then believe in it and go from there. My father had a 4 vessel CABG and a ventricular graft at age 65, the doctor gave him a 50 - 50 to just come off the table; today at 72 he plays golf 3 times a week. I worked in CT stepdown, I sent people to surgery that by the book had no right to be alive and come away better than ever. The number are not everything. I wish your father the best.
  4. by   barefootlady
    My prayers will be with your father and your family tomorrow. I will not say there is no reason to worry, but, since he has not had a MI, it means cardiac muscle is intact and that is always a plus in these cases. I will be waiting on news this Friday, my hubby is having a cath, he has had 3 cardiac procedures already. I trust the Master Healer will be with both our loved ones and touch them with His mighty hand . :angel2:
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    I'm so glad that he did well through the surgery. I will continue to say a prayer for your family.
  6. by   dekatn
    So glad your dad came through surgery o.k.
  7. by   camay1221_RN
    What a great hug!!! Thanks, Deb!

    Quote from SmilingBluEyes

    good. hope he makes a FULL and SPEEDY recovery!