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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My mother has severe blockage in her corroded artery, an aorta aneurysm and had afib with all this can she have a face lift done what are the risks?
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
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