A 42-year-old member asked:
What are the chances for an 8 day old infant surviving open heart surgury?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends on situation: Different defects have different survival statistics. Most surgeons/cardiologists will want to be put off surgeryuntil the child is older if possible. If needed, some of these procedures must be done early to prevent further deterioration of the situation. In experienced hands, you are doing the best you can.
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