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How does your age or sex affect open heart surgery?

How does your age or sex affect open heart surgery?

Age only: In general males and females have almost the same results after cardiac surgery. Women have a slightly worse outcome given that they present later in their disease process. Older patients generally have more comorbidities and hence are at higher risk for cardiac surgery. ...Read more

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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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Does having heart surgery affect your future baby?

Does having heart surgery affect your future baby?

No: If the parent to be is 37, there is a risk of down's syndrome so genetic counseling may be advised, consult your ob/gyn specialist or your human geneticist. Cardiac surgery by itself not known to induce mutations on sperm cells or human eggs. ...Read more

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How can you stay health after an open heart surgery?

How can you stay health after an open heart surgery?

Lifestyle changes: Everything we should do before open heart surgery - reasonable diet, exercise, stress relief, medications if needed. Your cardiologist and cardiac rehabilitation specialists should be able to help you. ...Read more

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How does the heart get blood during an open heart surgery?

How does the heart get blood during an open heart surgery?

May not: Sometimes blood still flows through the coronaries, or the heart is cooled, potassium arrested with solution called cardioplegia. The techniques are selected specific to the operation to be done. ...Read more

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I had open heart surgery how will this affect me having birth?

I had open heart surgery how will this affect me having birth?

At 34 y/o : I am guessing your open heart surgery was to repair a congenital structural or conduction defect. If the repair was successful and you are not in any drugs like warfarin or any other i think you will not be affected for having birth. But, this have to be discuss with your cardiologist in coordination with your obgyn. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does age and sex affect muscular system?

How does age and sex affect muscular system?

See details: After age 35 a male will lose about 4 lbs of muscle each decade unless strength training is done to presume muscle fiber size. ...Read more

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Is it possible for open heart surgery at 9 days old cause brain damage or problems?

Is it possible for open heart surgery at 9 days old cause brain damage or problems?

Yes: Congenital heart surgery on newborns is very risky. Most lesions are very complicated and the kids are already very sick. ...Read more

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What effect does a heart stent have on your sex life?

What effect does a heart stent have on your sex life?

Sex is an exercise: Generally, if you’re recovering from a heart attack, doctors advise waiting two weeks before engaging in intercourse, which is considered mild to moderate exercise. Raking leaves, walking a couple flights of stairs, or walking 18 holes while playing golf is moderate exercise. If you can comfortably tolerate this level of activity, then you are most likely physically ready for sex. ...Read more

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Does the sternum fuse together after open heart surgery and how long does it take ?

Does the sternum fuse together after open heart surgery and how long  does it take ?

Yes, like bone fract: The sternum is a bone & heals like any other bone. It is "fractured" (cut) at the start of open heart surgery. At the end of surgery, the sternum is usually "sewn up" using metal wires to hold the 2 parts together. Further bone healing (fusion) occurs over the course of 3-6 months (eg, as with a broken arm). Wires hold the sternum together in that time & fuse with bone as it heals. Ask surgeon. ...Read more

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Does cafe affect the body before surgery ?Does it affect the anaesthesia ? and what do u advice me ?

Does cafe affect the body before surgery ?Does it affect the anaesthesia ? and what do u advice me ?

Caffeine Stimulant: If "Cafe" meant either coffee or caffeine, the caffeine-like stimulants cause mild increases in heart rate, mental stimulation and other Mild disturbances to anesthesia. In healthy individuals, these are Not a problem. Caffeine is rarely given intravenously in an operation, but it will increase fluid production around the brain and spinal cord. This is helpful if there is a spinal fluid leak. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed affect the gas bubble in your eye after a vitrectomy for a macular hole. Would it affect how the hole closes. Can i smoke?

Does smoking weed affect the gas bubble in your eye after a vitrectomy for a macular hole. Would it affect how the hole closes. Can i smoke?

Be wary: Twenties male concerned about smoking cannabis after vitrectomy. A person with this circumstance needs to know that cannabis affects pressure inside the eye. Therefore, the surgeon who did the procedure needs to be asked this question, and before cannabis is consumed. Cannabis has ameliorating effects in cases of ocular glaucoma. ...Read more

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Does having testicular surgery as a child affect my ability to have children?

Does having testicular surgery as a child affect my ability to have children?

Possibly: It really depends on the type of problem you had as a child and the surgery performed to correct it. If the testicle was undescended but was brought down into the scrotum promptly, Is unlikely that you have any decreased spermatogenesis in that testis. The best way to know is to submit a semen sample for analysis (sperm count) ...Read more

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How can you stay healthy after an open heart surgery?

How can you stay healthy after an open heart surgery?

Diet exercise meds: Watch diet, exercise, take medicines as directed, and see your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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How does your age or sex affect open heart surgery?

Age only: In general males and females have almost the same results after cardiac surgery. Women have a slightly worse outcome given that they present later in their disease process. Older patients generally have more comorbidities and hence are at higher risk for cardiac surgery. ...Read more

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What is the open heart surgery survival rate by age?

What is the open heart surgery survival rate by age?

What kind?: Which type of cardiac surgery you are referring to? Repair of av canal, transposition, tetralogy, tapvr, erbs , tricuspid atresia, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, pulmonary atresia intact ventricular septum, dorv, dolv, vsd, asd, hypoplastic arch, aortic valve mitral valve, coronary revascularization, maze, ventricular aneurysm repair, aortic dissection repair to include some. ...Read more

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39 years ago i had open heart surgery at the age of 3. Ever since, I have lived with the sensation that my chest will tear apart. Its getting worse.

39 years ago i had open heart surgery at the age of 3. Ever since, I have lived with the sensation that my chest will tear apart. Its getting worse.

Unlikely: What was done? Cured? Or may need additional work. Good choices: no smoking weight control. Get checked by thoracic surgeon for any instability of bone - sternum. At 39 years should be solid bone unless there was an infection or fibrous non- union and fluid. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm of 14 I had an open heart surgery at age of 1 I went to a doctor he said that some murmuring sound comes?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the s.T.E.E.R protocol for CT service post op (day1) open heart surgery?

Ventilator: Steer protocols deal with weaning patients from the ventilator. S-screen; t-test; e-exercise; e-evaluate; r-report. ...Read more

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What is open heart surgery?

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Open heart: When the chest wall is surgically opened and heart is exposed and surgery performed on the heart or it's arteries we refer to this as "open heart surgery". ...Read more

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Who does an open heart surgery?

Who does an open heart surgery?

Heart surgeons: Heart surgeons are medical doctors who have completed 4 years of medical school, 5 years of general surgery residency, and 2-3 years of cardiothoracic residency. Don't let anyone else operate on you. ...Read more

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How risky is open heart surgery?

How risky is open heart surgery?

CABG 1-2 % mortality: For coronary artery bypass surgery generally in the 1-2% mortality range; for valve replacement 4-5%, higher in re-do surgery. ...Read more

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How costly is open heart surgery?

How costly is open heart surgery?

It depends: The cost will depend on your insurance carrier. The hospitals typically bill around $40-$50, 000 for the entire procedure and hospitalization. ...Read more

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What is an open-heart surgery like?

What is an open-heart surgery like?

See my previous post: Hello pandora -- please see my previous posting --. ...Read more

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Why is open heart surgery necessary?

Last resort: Heart surgery is typically held in reserve for patients with problems that are life-threatening that cannot be fixed with medications or fixed with percutaneous procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. ...Read more

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How dangerous is open heart surgery?

How dangerous is open heart surgery?

It depends: Factors like your age, general health, other health problems you might have, prior heart surgeries, pumping function of your heart, and, of course, what particular operation is being considered, all affect the risk of a particular surgery. ...Read more

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How is the open heart surgery performed?

How is the open heart surgery performed?

Bypass: The heart is stopped and the blood returning to the heart is instead diverted to the pump oxygenator, a machine that adds oxygen to the blood which is then pumped back into the aorta. So the surgery can be done with the heart stopped and with the blood bypassing the heart chambers. After the surgery on the heart is completed, the blood is directed back through the heart and lungs. ...Read more

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Could a third open heart surgery be safe?

Yes: Well, it is technically more difficult for a heart surgeon if the patient has had previous surgery, but it still should be safe and, of course, if the surgery is indicated, that is not a reason not to do it. In deciding about whether to operate on a patient, we compare the risk with the potential benefit. ...Read more

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Why would someone need open heart surgery?

Why would someone need open heart surgery?

Multiple reasons : The most common cause of heart disease resulting in cardiac surgery is either blocked coronary arteries or a problem with one of the heart valves. ...Read more

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For how long does open heart surgery last?

For how long does open heart surgery last?

It depends: It depends on what operation you are talking about, taking certain medications, and controlling conditions like hypertension and diabetes. Talk to your doctor if the operation lasting as long as possible is very important to you. This consideration can inform some choices for particular operations, such as heart valve surgery. ...Read more

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What's it like to have open heart surgery?

Serious: Work up, includes blood samples x-rays, cardiac catheterizing through groin or arm if surgery appropriate! preop, prep, clipping, anesthesia, devices , lines catheters, open sternum, do the operation, dry up, cleanup, go to recovery icu, and wake up and cough, deep breathe, get out of bed, get devices remove and go home in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Can a two-tear-old get open heart surgery?

Absolutely!: Thousands of children get open heart surgery every year with great results. Want to make sure you work with a good team at an experienced center, starting with pediatric cardiologist and pediatric cardiac surgeon. May want to research depending on the surgery proposed to find out who has the most experience in your area. ...Read more

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What is the duration of open heart surgery?

What is the duration of open heart surgery?

4-5 hours: It depends on which cardiac surgical procedures performed. The actual time includes an hour or two before and after the surgery to prepare the patient. ...Read more

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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