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Has anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

Has anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

Yes: Certain defects, such as transposition of the great arteries, tetralogy of fallot, coarctation, hypoplastic left heart, tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia, truncus arteriosus, large ventricular septal defects, and totally anomalous pulmonary venous return, among others, require heart surgery as an infant for survival. Results are generally very good. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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Heart Surgery (Definition)

Open intervention on the heart to correct congenital cardiac anomalies, repair replace heart valves, ascending aortic dissection repair, coronary bypass, heart transplant, surgical removal of heart tumors, ventricular assist devices, cox maze procedures to cure atrial fibrillation, repair of trauma to the heart. Repair of iatrogenic injuries to heart, heart-lung ...Read more


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Have anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

Have anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

Yes: Some severe forms of severe congenital heart disease are not compatible with life without surgical repair, so in some cases emergency surgery in the newborn period is unavoidable. Contrary to what you might guess, infants can recover from surgery very rapidly, usually much faster than adults. ...Read more

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Is an open heart operated person can have a baby?

Is an open heart operated person can have a baby?

Pregnancy: Whether a person who's had open heart surgery can have a baby depends on what is wrong with them. An open heart surgery for atrial septal defect repair patient should be ok for pregnancy. Some other surgeries....No. ...Read more

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If someone has had open heart surgery as a child, would he usually have a shorter lifespan?

If someone has had open heart surgery as a child, would he usually have a shorter lifespan?

What surgery?: It depends on what defect was treated. Some defects can be cured with surgery but others can only be palliated. Either way surveillance is important so follow up with the cardiologist is necessary. Some heart defect do lead to a shorter life span. ...Read more

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Has anyone done open heart surgery to repair a hole on a child with a patch?

Has anyone done open heart surgery to repair a hole on a child with a patch?

Amplatz procedure: I believe you are speaking about the amplatz procedure to use a button type device to close an atrial septal defect. This procedure is used when the hole is not too large and is only in the upper chambers of the heart. It cannot be used to close a "hole" or defect in the ventricular septum or hole between the lower 2 chambers of the heart. ...Read more

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Can a female that has had a heart operation have children?

Can a female that has had a heart operation have children?

It depends.: It depends on the operation and the underlying diagnosis. Consult a specialist, such as a cardiologist or perinatologist. ...Read more

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How to help a baby who has had open heart surgery?

How to help a baby who has had open heart surgery?

Follow instructions: You should ask that question to the surgical team that did the surgery. There are generalized answers but also there may be specific instructions depending of the kind of surgery the baby had. ...Read more

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What should I feed an older man that just had a double bypass open heart surgery?

What should I feed an older man that just had a double bypass open heart surgery?

Most anything: If no difficulty sitting, chewing, swallowing and is hungry. Many will have limited appetite so finding things they like is important. Short term even skyline can be ok. Long term see aha low cholesterol, low sodium is preferable. ...Read more

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Can a person have another aneurysm if he has had surgery to repair his aorta?

Can a person have another aneurysm if he has had surgery to repair his aorta?

Yes: Yes. Other segments of the aorta can become aneurysmal, or other arteries such as the iliac or popliteal arteries, or even arteries of the brain. The most common non-cranial aneurysm is the aorta below the kidneys. This is most common in men >65 who have ever smoked. Brain / cerebral aneurysms can occur at any age and are slightly more common in women. ...Read more

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Is heart laser surgery safe on a person that has an enlarged heart , diagnosed with chf?

Is heart laser surgery safe on a person that has an enlarged heart , diagnosed with chf?

If you are talking : About cardiac ablation for the treatment of a possible arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation, yes, it will be safe but always with the risk of surgery and anesthesia. Improving the arrhythmia may improve the chf. Laser also it's been done to extract nonfunctional or infected pacemaker leads. In any procedure weighting risk/benefits it's very important in the decision to proceed. Good luck. ...Read more

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My grandma has been diagnosed with atheromatous aortabut. Can she still undergo an eye surgery?

My grandma has been diagnosed with atheromatous aortabut. Can she still undergo an eye surgery?

Yes: Eye surgery with light sedation should not cause any problem. Her risk of any issues is very low. She can ask her regular doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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How can someone who has had a triple bypass surgery still die of a heart attack?

How can someone who has had a triple bypass surgery still die of a heart attack?

Secondary prevention: By 10 years after bypass, there is a 50% risk of having experienced closure of one or more vein grafts . Bypass is not a cure. Atherosclerosis is an ongoing problem and requires lifelong treatment of risk factors. ...Read more

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My husband had open heart surgery at 57 for a mitrial valve repair. At 66 he needs his aortic valve replaced He is in excellent health. Can he have a third operation when that tissue valve wears out?

My husband had open heart surgery at 57 for a mitrial valve repair. At 66 he needs his aortic valve replaced He is in excellent health. Can he have a third operation when that tissue valve wears out?

Sure: The suggestion would be to cross the bridge when you get there. Since he's in good health he probably won't need any more surgeries... There are other minimally invasive valve procedures being developed... So when the time comes for third - he may be a candidate for that. ...Read more

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Can someone use a hyperbaric chamber if he or she has had an aortic aneurysm?

Can someone use a hyperbaric chamber if he or she has had an aortic aneurysm?

Yes: Hbot is safe in patients with AAA - the AAA should be monitored by a vascular surgeon to determine if it needs to be repaired. ...Read more

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Can a child born with a heart defect that has been fully repaired go on rollercoasters?

Can a child born with a heart defect that has been fully repaired go on rollercoasters?

Depends: Roller coasters can have varying effects on each person. The main concern is the "adrenaline rush" and potential increase in heart rate and blood pressure. The safety of riding a roller coaster must take into account very specific details of each person, so please discuss this with the child's cardiologist/health care team. ...Read more

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How can bypass surgery help after someone has already had a heart attack?

How can bypass surgery help after someone has already had a heart attack?

Yes: If there are multiple blockages or blockages near the origin of the main coronary arteries, then bypass surgery can redirect blood flow around the blockages so the remaining heart muscle stays healthy, even after a past heart attack. The goal is to prevent future heart attacks. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a successful surgery on a 91 year old male who had an anyuerism of the heart Who just got over pneumonia too.

Is it possible to have a successful surgery on a 91 year old male who had an anyuerism of the heart Who just got over pneumonia too.

It is possible : it is possible but may not be necessary. Many patients with this condition can be managed with good medical therapy. ...Read more

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How long can a 74 year old live with an enlarged heart? He has had surgery to repair valve needs a new one and pace maker and refuses all.

How long can a 74 year old live with an enlarged heart? He has had surgery to repair valve needs a new one and pace maker and refuses all.

Depends: This really depends on the circumstances. Important factors to consider are what valve is involved, how abnormal is it currently, how enlarged the heart is, and how the heart is functioning now. Even knowing all this though it is really challenging to give an accurate prognosis because every patient is so different. I hope this helps. ...Read more

Open Heart Surgery (Definition)

Not an easy answer. Open heart surgery describes surgical intervention under direct vision involving entering a heart chamber or coronary artery. Percutaneous interventions do not ...Read more