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Many factors, such as your overall health, play a role in whether you will develop complications from your heart bypass surgery. For example, your risk for complications may be higher if you have:
In general, complications that do occur with this procedure are minor and can be treated easily. Some of the most commonly reported complications include:
  • Minor infections
  • Minor bleeding or bruising
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Allergic skin reaction to tape, dressings, or latex.
Very serious complications, such as kidney failure, are rare.
(To learn more about potential complications of heart bypass surgery, click Open Heart Surgery Complications.)
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