-- Question: How long is a person expected to live after a bypass operation?
Answer: The life expectancy after coronary bypass surgery depends again on the individual's risk factors. And most importantly on the ventricular function, how well the muscle of the heart works. If the muscle in the heart works well, the life expectancy can be approximately what the normal population is who've never a heart attack. On the other hand, people with advanced left ventricular dysfunction -- that means, who've had significant damage to the main pumping chamber of the heart -- their life expectancy is more limited.