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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.
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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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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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