A 41-year-old member asked:
What is the mortality rate for open heart surgery?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: The mortality rate for heart surgery varies quite a bit. It depends on the type of surgery, the health of the patient, the age of the patient, and other things like redo, emergency, etc. Typically the motrality is somewhere between 1-2% for most types of surgeries. Some surgeries, however, can carry 10-20% or higher. You need to discuss this with the surgeon.
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General Surgery 56 years experience
It varies: Coronary bypass 1-3% is range
this is 80 % of many practices
aortic valve 3-5 %
mitral valve slightly higher
congenital heart has many variables!
the society for thoracic surgeons has
a database to enter some of the patient variables to get a reasonably accurate %.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 27, 2019
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