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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the risks and benefits of stenting diseased blood vessels / heart bypass surgery / heart transplant / artificial heart valve transplant?

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Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Way too complex: This question is way too complex for a short text Q&A. Individual patient information is needed to really discuss risks and benefits. This discussion needs to be with a live cardiologist and/or cardiac surgeon.
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Last updated Jan 3, 2016


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