Are the results of bypass surgery different for diabetics?

Are the results of bypass surgery different for diabetics?

In this video, Dr. OP. Yadava, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Cardiac Surgeon, National Heart Institute, New Delhi, Talks about the results of Bypass Surgery in diabetics. The results are seen in both short term as well long term. In short term, it is seen that diabetes is a systemic disease and even atherosclerosis. Cholesterol gets deposited in the arteries of the heart, also in the arteries of the brain, kidneys or the other vasculature. Thus, in these patients, there is multisystem involvement with increased chances of renal failure, CVA or wound infections in diabetes. These patients spend longer time in the hospital with high mortality and morbidity. Dr. Yadava will also talk about long term results in terms of survival and drug patency rates are lower in diabetics as compared to non-diabetics. In such patients, an aggressive treatment is required for glycemic control.

Dr. OP Yadava

Dr Yadava completed his medical graduation and Master’s in Surgery from Maulana Azad Medical College and had joined Armed Forces as a Surgical Specialist. He cleared his DNB Examination in General Surgery in the year 1983 and completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery at the Cardio Thoracic Center, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in 1985. For advanced training, went to Australia and worked under and along with some of the greatest cardiac surgeons of recent times. Besides adult cardiac surgery, he was also trained in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery in Melbourne & Japan and successfully cleared the National Boards in Cardiothoracic Surgery (DNBE). He was honoured with Membership of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS) in 1994; FICC in 2003, FIACS in 2005 & FCSI in 2012. He has as an experience of over 12,000 open heart surgical procedures and his special field of interest is coronary artery bypass surgery especially total arterial revascularisation & beating heart surgeries (Minimally Invasive).

 More FAQs by Dr. OP Yadava