A 33-year-old member asked:
how dangerous is open heart surgery?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Frederick Tibayan answered
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, what particular operation is being considered, all affect the risk of a particular surgery.
Answered on Jul 20, 2014
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