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Is having open heart surgery considered a disability?

Is having open heart surgery considered a disability?

No: Assuming full recovery, return to normal cardiac function and no complications, open heart surgery per se does not result in permanent disability. ...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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Can you have children after having open heart surgery?

Can you have children after having open heart surgery?

Yes as long as: You recover well, there are no complications etc. But simply having open heart surgery does not preclude someone from having children in the future. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having open heart surgery soon, what to expect?

What do you advise if I'm having open heart surgery soon, what to expect?

Depends: Depends on what's wrong with your heart, what kind of surgery is planned, and what other medical issues you have. ...Read more

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Could I do gym after having open heart surgery of asd?

ASD: Talk to your doctor. If your repair was successful and things otherwise are good, exercise will be recommended to you. Discuss the form(s) of exercise appropriate for you with the doctors who know you and your condition. ...Read more

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What are the long term complications of a baby having open heart surgery for an asd?

What are the long term complications of a baby having open heart surgery for an asd?

Minimal: Open heart surgical repair of an ASD carries the most risk at the time of surgery, due to anesthesia. Long term a few patients will develop an atrial arrhythmia; most are perfectly fine. ...Read more

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Are there common long-term psychological side-effects to having open-heart surgery ?

Are there common long-term psychological side-effects to having open-heart surgery ?

Psychological effect: Depression and anxiety are two common psychological effects associated with heart surgery. You should discuss any psychological symptoms and seek a mental health evaluation in consultation with your PCP. ...Read more

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Does having open heart surgery for valvular aortic stenosis make you live shorter?

Does having open heart surgery for valvular aortic stenosis make you live shorter?

Not Typically: This would not be an expected outcome; in fact, the expected outcome is that one would live a bit longer with the aortic stenosis being corrected. It is possible to have a shorter life expectancy is there is a complication from the surgery. ...Read more

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I have CHF and will be having open heart surgery to replace a valve, how long is recovery and will I be in a lot of pain after surgery?

I have CHF and will be having open heart surgery to replace a valve, how long is recovery and will I be in a lot of pain after surgery?

Mostly 3 months: It depends on which valve, how many valves, how the surgery will be done, and your current physical condition. If you are young, doing fine and have normal kidneys, liver, and lungs, and have the surgery for one of your valves, you will recovery quickly like 5 days hospitalization and 1.5-3 months for full recovery. ...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


Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more