A 45-year-old member asked:
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what is the open heart surgery survival rate by age?

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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 equal risk rises with each year or decade!
Answered on Nov 1, 2013
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 heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia intact ventricular septum, dorv, dolv, vsd, asd, hypoplastic arch, aortic valve mitral valve, coronary revascularization, maze, ventricular aneurysm repair, aortic dissection repair to include some.
Answered on Jan 28, 2019

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