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Coronary artery bypass surgery

Hi
my dad had CAB surgery about 10 years ago
he is 67 now
how much longer do you think he has left to live?
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Original post by stickylikehoney
Hi
my dad had CAB surgery about 10 years ago
he is 67 now
how much longer do you think he has left to live?

Hi, the response from TSR Hippocrates is a bot. It will have responded automatically without reading your post. It’s not heartless, just automatic.

That is a big question you have asked, and I am afraid that given the vast majority of people posting here will be aspiring medical students it is very unlikely that anybody will be able to give you a reliable answer. And in any event I think that the answer to a big question like that really depends on the persons circumstances.

I appreciate it’s not something that you might wish to raise with your dad, but perhaps if you want to know more and it is concerning you then perhaps look at the British Heart Foundation’s website for fact sheets etc or contact them via chat or phone and they may be able to provide you with some general information.

If you have particular concerns or worries about your dad’s health now is there someone who knows you both that you would be comfortable sharing this with ? That might be a good place to start.

Wishing you and your dad the very best.
Original post by stickylikehoney
Hi
my dad had CAB surgery about 10 years ago
he is 67 now
how much longer do you think he has left to live?


This isn't really an ideal place for this question, but I understand you must have a lot of stress and worry about your dad. I don't have exact stats, but the first answer is - he has longer having had the bypass than he would have otherwise! If he takes all the meds and follows all the advice to reduce his risk as much as possible (not smoking, good diet, exercise, controlling diabetes if applicable) then he will give himself his best chance of continuing a long life.

Anecdata, but I not infrequently see patients who had CABG 15+ years ago and are still doing well. My own dad had one at 67 too, and has made a good recovery three years on. All the best to yours.
Original post by stickylikehoney
Hi
my dad had CAB surgery about 10 years ago
he is 67 now
how much longer do you think he has left to live?


This is a difficult question with no correct answer. I think as our parents and other family/friends age we all wonder this same thing and if your Dad was so poorly in the past you may have been worrying for a long time.
He has made a good recovery from his operation 10 years ago and seems OK. Hopefully he will make it past 70.
I cross my fingers
Original post by stickylikehoney
He has made a good recovery from his operation 10 years ago and seems OK. Hopefully he will make it past 70.
I cross my fingers


Sending best wishes to you and your Dad.

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