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A 49-year-old member asked:

How likely is surviving open heart surgery?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Very good: Risk factors can change that, but generally the risk from surgery is low< 2% dying, bleeding, infection etc. Obese, diabetic, renal failure, smokers do not do as well.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

How likely is dying from open heart surgery?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 years experience
Heart surgery: It depends on the type of heart surgery, the condition of the patient and the skill/results of the surgical team and support staff. In really first rate places the overall mortality across procedures can be 1% or less, tho some will have much higher and some almost none.
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Helena, MT
A 16-year-old female asked:

What are your chances of surviving a sixth open heart surgery?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Extreme: It really all depends on the underlying health of the patient, the type of surgery, the reason for surgery and the skill of the surgeon. We wish you and your family the best.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What is the duration of open heart surgery?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 57 years experience
Depends: That depends on exactly what is done, how technically difficult it is in that patient, how fast the surgeon is, etc. But probably aboutr four hours. Thel length of time it takes does not necessarily correlate with the success of the surgery. Remember the turtoise and the hare.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Why is open heart surgery necessary?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 40 years experience
Last resort: Heart surgery is typically held in reserve for patients with problems that are life-threatening that cannot be fixed with medications or fixed with percutaneous procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
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CA
A 32-year-old member asked:

How costly is open heart surgery?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 38 years experience
It depends: What i found is that open heart surgery costs vary widely from the average 'list price' of $125k to the average negotiated price of over $37k (this was for a population of 8808 patients in 912 hospitals). Since the surgeon charges separately from the hospital, and hospital charges depend on the number of days and the intensity of care, the price could vary widely. Call your insurance or hospital.
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