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who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

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Dr. Steven Shayani
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries.
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: It depends on what and how much needs to be done. How much experience does the surgeon and team have? To start aortic valve surgery, mitral valve and tricuspid valve surgeries. Closing some holes in the heart. Bypass surgeries especially left sided vessels. Some atrial fibrillation surgeries. Previous surgeries can make it harder. Morbid obesity also. Poor heart function too.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What doctors performs minimally invasive heart surgery?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Cardiovascular surg: Cardiovascular surgeons can do bypass symptoms by either an open procedure or by a min invasive method. The open procedure requires the sternum to be opened with a saw . This is called a sternotomy.A min invasive symptoms uses several smaller port access sites but leaves sternum intact. The thinking with this method is its less painful and quicker recovery
A 47-year-old member asked:

When was minimally invasive heart surgery performed first?

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Dr. Randy Kiewe
Cardiology 27 years experience
1998: In may 1998, dr. Friedrich-wilhelm mohr using the da vinci surgical system performed the first robotically assisted heart bypass at the leipzig heart centre in germany.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is a 3rd degree heart block?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Bad stuff: Your heart rhythm is normally a carefully coordinated event that has a natural progression electrically to create an effective forceful heart beat. When you have 3rd degree block, it's completely discordant (ie nothing is working together) . When the different parts of the heart are doing their own thing without communicating properly, it's life threatening and requires a pacemaker
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I find my maximum heart rate when running?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
Take your pulse: At some point during peak exercise stop and take your pulse. Count the heartbeats over 10 seconds (and multiply by 6) or 15 seconds (and multiply by 4). This will give you beats per minute, which are the units to measure heart rate.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What does the anesthesiologist do on the day of lumbosacral spasm surgery?

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
A thorough: History and physical will be performed and a plan will be crafted suited to your needs and desires. The plan will be discussed with you and your questions answered prior to the beginning of the anesthetic.

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