What is a myocardial revascularization?
Myocardial revascularization is an alternative procedure for patients with ischemic heart disease who aren’t candidates for other interventions such as heart bypass surgery due to procedure failure, widespread coronary artery disease, small coronary arteries, or cardiac stenosis (thickening or stiffening of the heart …
What is Syntax Score II?
SYNTAX score II (SSII) is a long-term mortality prediction model to guide the decision making of the heart-team between coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with left main or three-vessel coronary artery disease.
What is a unstable angina?
Unstable angina is chest pain that is sudden and often gets worse over a short period of time. You may be developing unstable angina if the chest pain: Starts to feel different, is more severe, comes more often, or occurs with less activity or while you are at rest.
What is a high Syntax score?
The SYNTAX score is an angiographic tool to help cardiologists, interventionists and surgeons to grade the complexity of coronary artery lesions.  A higher SYNTAX score indicates a more complex condition as well as worse prognosis in patients undergoing contemporary revascularization especially with PCI.
What is Syntax score CABG?
Coronary artery bypass graft SYNTAX score (Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Taxus) represents the native coronary atherosclerotic burden as well as the incompleteness of coronary revascularization in patients with prior coronary artery bypass surgery.
What are the signs that your angina is getting worse?
Unstable angina is chest pain that is sudden and often gets worse over a short period of time. You may be developing unstable angina if the chest pain: Starts to feel different, is more severe, comes more often, or occurs with less activity or while you are at rest. Lasts longer than 15 to 20 minutes.
Is CABG a major surgery?
CABG is a major surgery, which means there are some potential risks and complications. While most of these risks and complications are avoidable or treatable, it’s still important to understand them. Possible risks include: Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
Is CABG painful?
During this time, you may be attached to various tubes, drips and drains that provide you with fluids, and allow blood and urine to drain away. These will be removed as you get better. It’s likely you’ll feel some discomfort and grogginess after the procedure, but you’ll be given painkillers to help relieve any pain.