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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Open heart: When the chest wall is surgically opened and heart is exposed and surgery performed on the heart or it's arteries we refer to this as "open heart sur ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
TCV Surgeon: Open heart surgery is performed by cardiothoracic or cardiovascular surgeons, also known as ct or cv surgeons. These surgeons complete a general surgi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
CABG 1-2 % mortality: For coronary artery bypass surgery generally in the 1-2% mortality range; for valve replacement 4-5%, higher in re-do surgery.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience in Cardiology
It depends: What i found is that open heart surgery costs vary widely from the average 'list price' of $125k to the average negotiated price of over $37k (this wa ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
See my previous post: Hello pandora -- please see my previous posting --.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
Last resort: Heart surgery is typically held in reserve for patients with problems that are life-threatening that cannot be fixed with medications or fixed with pe ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
It depends: Factors like your age, general health, other health problems you might have, prior heart surgeries, pumping function of your heart, and, of course, wh ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Bypass: The heart is stopped and the blood returning to the heart is instead diverted to the pump oxygenator, a machine that adds oxygen to the blood which is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Well, it is technically more difficult for a heart surgeon if the patient has had previous surgery, but it still should be safe and, of course, if the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Many reasons: Coronary artery dz in multiple vessels may need open heart. Valve problems may need replacement or repair by open heart. Congenital heart defects woul ... Read More

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