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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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Heart Surgery (Overview)

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 transplant, to include some.


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What is the best place in the world to have heart surgery?

What is the best place in the world to have heart surgery?

There is no one best: It is a common belief that people have that if they are going to have a significant procedure done, then they will look on line, find the 'best' one, and won't give up until they get an appt with that doc in that hospital. I have found, in general, that those are the worst scenarios. Find the heart surgeon that specializes in the particular heart procedure u need, and go where he/she recommends. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
348 doctors shared insights

Heart Surgery (Overview)

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 transplant, to include some.


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What is the risk of heart surgery on a 71year old man?

What is the risk of heart surgery on a 71year old man?

Depends: Primarily on overall health of patient, type of surgery, whether done in an emergency and skill of surgical team. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily. Alert doctor to any increases.
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Take medications as prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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What is the risk of heart surgery on a 50 year old man?

STS risk calculator: You can estimate the risk with the sts risk calculator. Search "sts risk calculator" on your favorite search engine. Based on many factors; age, comorbodities, renal function, ect... It will estimate the risk of having surgery. For a healthy 50 yo it should be around 1% mortality if undergoing bypass. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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How long could heart surgery take to complete?

How long could heart surgery take to complete?

It varies: Depends on what kind of surgery, individual patient anatomy, patient health, whether there is a history of previous heart surgery that may cause scarring, to name a few factors. ...Read more

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How much does heart surgery cost ?

How much does heart surgery cost ?

Varies: Depends on institution and location. Best way to contact cardiac surgeon and ask about his fee and he will put you in touch with hospital administration to negotiate the facility cost. You can get significant savings through negotiations. You can spend more then $100000 if not pre- negotiated. ...Read more

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