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open heart surgery survival rate by age

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

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac surgery: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_surgery
A female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Almost certainly: Aortic valve calcification and stenosis is common and treated by heart valve replacement with acceptable risk benefit. Consultation with cardiothorac ... Read More
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Generally excellent: It is quite common place for patients over age 65 to undergo aortic valve replacement surgery for calcific degenerative disease with or without corona ... Read More
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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 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Risk factors: Increased age and female sex are associated with increased risk of heart surgery. The society of thoracic surgeons has a risk prediction tool that al ... 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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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Heart surgery : It is unlikely that your heart will come apart especially after having surgery. Prior to surgery your heart was tested and evaluated, and then the su ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Ventilator: Steer protocols deal with weaning patients from the ventilator. S-screen; t-test; e-exercise; e-evaluate; r-report.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Low cholesterol diet: To slow down the atherosclerotic process, a low cholesterol, low sodium diet with fish instead of red meat and polyunsaturated instead of animal fats ... Read More
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