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A 22-year-old male asked:

Is there any chance of heart not re starting once surgeon stops it in coronary bypass surgery for young patients?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Very low chance: Much less than 1%.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Rare and : Usually only in a very bad heart to begin with!. Most start right up as warm blood is returned to the coronary circulation sometimes electrical defibrillation is used as a n adjunct.

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