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how much extra stress is really put on the heart of a patient whose heart is only working 10 percent when you going in for mandatory surgery?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Surgery: I presume you refer to a 10% ejection fraction in a surgical patient. The risk depends on the kind of surgery, the patient's other problems and many factors. The surgical stress for minor surgery is less than a major vascular procedure for instance.

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