Coronary Artery Bypass
Drug Side Effect reports associated with Coronary Artery Bypass
If you have coronary artery disease (CAD), the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. If lifestyle changes and medicines don't help, your doctor may recommend coronary artery bypass surgery.
The surgery uses a piece of a vein from the leg or artery from the chest or wrist. The surgeon attaches this to the coronary artery above and below the narrowed area or blockage. This allows blood to bypass the blockage. Some people need more than one bypass.
You may need bypass surgery for various reasons. Another procedure for CAD, angioplasty, may not have widened the artery enough. In some cases, the angioplasty tube can't reach the blockage.
A bypass also can close again. This happens in more than 10 percent of bypass surgeries, usually after 10 or more years.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
All medicines have benefits and risks. The risks of medicines are the chances that something unwanted or unexpected could happen to you when you use them, such as Coronary Artery Bypass. Side effects can be temporary or long-lasting, and vary in seriousness. It is important to monitor drugs for Coronary Artery Bypass and any other side effects. Sometimes Coronary Artery Bypass can be reduced with the right treatment.
Record and Track Your Side Effects
It is very important to keep track of all side effects and discuss them with your doctor. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.