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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Ebstein's anomaly may require surgery, but as with most procedures, varies with the surgeon and institution. It is almost totally a function of volum ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Variable : What condition? Congenital, coronary, valvular etc. Associated risks, obese, smoking, diabetes, kidney failure all add to risk. All, things equ ... Read More
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
What kind?: Which type of cardiac surgery you are referring to? Repair of av canal, transposition, tetralogy, tapvr, erbs , tricuspid atresia, hypoplastic left he ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not commom: But not cause for alarm either. BP can always be controlled. Follow up with his cardiologist and/or primary care doctor until it's controlled. Buy a d ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Hennig
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes...: After heart surgery, the medication dosages are in flux for the first few months. Expect changes in the dosing to be made fairly often. Talking with ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
See my previous post: Hello pandora -- please see my previous posting --.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience 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

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