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is triple heart bypass surgery dangerous?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Define dangerous: It is major surgery. People who need it are already in danger, in danger of a heart attack, or a sudden life threatening rhythm disturbance. Every case is individualized; some patients (and mds) may opt for medical management. The best surgical results come from places and docs that have high volume (not a "factory"), not the occasional case. Can get info state by state re: success and complicatio.
Answered on Jul 10, 2019
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