CABG - Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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Quiz: Do You Understand Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

CABG may be used to reduce angina symptoms.

Explanation:
CABG may be used to reduce angina symptoms, improve heart function after a heart attack, lower your risk of heart attack if you have a disease such as diabetes and increase your chance of survival.
2

There are two types of coronary artery bypass grafting.

Explanation:
There are several types of coronary artery bypass grafting, including traditional CABG, non-traditional CABG, off-pump CABG and minimally-invasive direct CABG.
3

You may need a temporary pacemaker while in the ICU after your surgery.

Explanation:
Following your heart surgery, you’ll probably spend a day or two in the ICU of the hospital. You may need oxygen therapy and a temporary pacemaker to help control abnormal heart rhythms during this time.
4

It may take you three to five weeks to make a full recovery.

Explanation:
After you leave the ICU, you may need to spend three to five days in the hospital before going home. It may take you six to twelve weeks to make a full recovery.
5

Lifestyle changes won't help you following CABG.

Explanation:
You’ll also need to make lifestyle changes if you want to prevent further heart problems. This can include eating a healthier diet, quitting smoking and exercising more.

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