A 30-year-old member asked:
How risky is a heart valve replacement surgery on an obese person?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 43 years experience
Increased if very: Obesity may complicate not only the mechanics of the surgery, but the anesthetic, respiratory and healing processes after such major open heart surgery. The risks go up with severity of obesity and if obesity related conditions like diabetes or sleep apnea are present. Transcatheter valve procedures can minimize the risk, but are less widely available and applicable.
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Dr. Gregg Nishianswered
Bariatrics 24 years experience
Heart valve: Hard to give a number, but being obese definitely increases your risk during and after heart valve surgery.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
What is the cost of double heart valve replacement surgery?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruzanswered
Thoracic Surgery 41 years experience
Ask hospital account: Your hospital accountant may be able to inform you the cost of the procedure at that particular institution.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Is heart valve replacement surgery successful?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. ALADIN MARIANOanswered
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: But, it depends on the diagnosis and indication for the procedure, as well as the experience of the cv surgeon.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 35-year-old member asked:
What do you advise for heart valve replacement surgery?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werneranswered
Cardiology 46 years experience
Specifically: If your doctor says you need it, you'd better pay attention! Do you have a specific question?
4.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 19, 2013
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