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A 52-year-old member asked:

Can you get pregnant after having open heart surgery?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Of course: But doing it may or may not be good for your health depending upon why the surgery was done and what the result was in terms of improving your health. Pregnancy places an enormous demand on the mother's cardiovascular system. If you've had open heart surgery and you're considering pregnancy, see your obgyn and cardiologist before you conceive.
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Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
Sure why not: The only complication after open heart surgery that could interfere with a normal pregnancy would be if you had to be started on Coumadin (warfarin) for some reason.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to get pregnant a year after open heart surgery

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Check with your team: Best people to advise you on this would be the cardiologist, perinatologist, to name a few. There is not one blanket answer, too many variables involved
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you have heart surgery when you are pregnant?

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Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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Internal Medicine 48 years experience
YES: One should consider heart surgery if both mother and baby are at risk of dying.
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