We do not care about our heart until it begins to make troublesome signals to us. And even understanding that the heart carries a great burden of around the clock work, we often do not try to help it, but instead, we smoke, drink alcohol, eat fat foods, and neglect physical exercise. If you look at the rate of deaths, reasons of which were heart diseases, then you will understand how huge the problem is. In our modern society most people will die from heart attacks and other heart problems.
We do not care much about what we eat. We sit the most part of the day and do not train our body and heart. We love to sacrifice our sleep for partying, drinking strong drinks, and smoking cigarettes. We usually do not listen to our own heartbeats, and often even young people die from heart attacks even before becoming fathers or mothers. It is hard to help a person when he or she suffers from a heart attack if you are not ready to help in such a situation. And that is the price we pay for neglecting our heart and a healthy way of life.
Coronary artery bypass surgery is a common, but still quite difficult operation. Usually people suffering from heart ischemia will have it performed on them. It means that blood is not coming to the heart muscle and so there appear heart problems. The most widespread reason of them is that artery is ill with arteriosclerosis, which means it is blocked by solid deposits of fat. And that is the result of a wrong diet. To provide arterial blood with another way to the heart muscle, a surgeon performs a coronary artery bypass surgery. On some occasions, coronary artery bypass surgery, the great saphenous vein and other conduits used for bypass, help the heart to prolong its youth.
The essence of the operation is to create a new branch of the internal thoracic artery of the great saphenous vein, for example. Conduits used for bypass are usually parts of veins of leg, arms or forearms. In this way the surgeon creates a new pathway from the arterial blood to the heart and the heart muscle.
Conduits used for bypass are usually taken from a leg, because often such veins are healthy, not suffering from atherosclerosis. To get conduits used for bypass a doctor makes several cuts on the leg or arm, but usually such cuts will heal quite fast after an operation.
After such an operation, of course, it is wise to follow a reasonable diet, give up smoking and pay much more attention to his or her health.
Usually the operation takes three to six hours, and in several weeks, a person can go back home. In some more time he can live his ordinary way of life, including working, taking up sports, and making love.
In order to not to let a relapse happen, and to prevent your heart from having such problems at all, you need to appreciate your health, and your heart in particular. We should not forget that we live just once and it is good to help to make the life longer. It is easier to prolong youth than people usually think.
Just change your harmful habits: try eating more carrots, which contains vitamin A or retinol, and you will see it is much more tasteful than a fat hamburger. Try to use your car less, walk more! Smile and laugh more often, as they say five minutes of laughter are able to prolong your life significantly. Take everything easy and not close to your heart. And care about people dear to your heart: love often is able to do wonders.