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Is It Possible To Be A Brain Surgeon And A Heart Surgeon
A neurosurgeon is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. This includes brain, spine, and peripheral nerve problems. The most common surgeries done are for back/neck problems, head injuries, brain tumors, aneurysms, and strokes. Training for neurosurgery is usually 6-8 years of residency training after medical school. There ...Read more
80yr.Has a cerebrovascular event in the early perioperative stage of an open heart surgery operation. Abort operation or go on ? The surgeon choose not to abort the operation to assess for the severity of injuries to the brain. The outcome of the operatio
I : I do not believe any physician reviewing this comment will be able to appreciate the condition of this patient going into surgery to assess the risk factors, rationale and options for treatment. I doubt that the surgeon would have known the patient was having a stroke during the cardiac procedure. It is not the usual practice of monitoring brain activity during cardiopulmonary bypass. Clearly there was significant cardiac problems, if indeed this patient required two valve repair/replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting and thromboendarterectomy. The fact that the patient suffered multiorgan system failure (as you suggest with the comment that there was "sustained irreversible vital organs damage"), suggests that the pump time was perhaps longer than usual, but understanding also that the organs of an 80 year old patient are fragile to start with. The finding of bilateral strokes on post-op day 3 would be consistent with events that occurred during or shortly after surgery, but likely not known during surgery. So unless there were other indications for the surgeon to abort, then continuing with the operation was understandable. I suggest you make an appointment with the surgeon to discuss your concerns and questions personally, to iron out any confusion or misunderstandings that exist and to bring closure to this case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A heart transplant surgeon has to be a heart surgeon before doing heart, heart lung and lung transplants. To be a heart surgeon you train 2 or 3 years after being a general surgeon to become a thoracic surgeon. A heart surgeon has to maintain unos criteria to do transplants. (united organ sharing organization) need to be at a transplant center. ...Read more
This defines them: Heart surgeon (cardiovascular surgeon) does coronary bypass surgeries as well as heart valve replacements. ...Read more
Texas has many : There are several excellent academic and teaching hospitals in texas that are among the world's finest when it comes to aortic valve replacement. Baylor medical center in houston, texas heart institute in houston, university of texas in austin or san antonio, and several teaching hospitals in dallas area are outstanding. Those are just a few of the many excellent places in texas. ...Read more
Is arnica Montana safe? It says online to not take oral. But my surgeon seems to think it's fine. Can it cause heart issues? Already have pvcs.
See below: Arnica Montana is a useful anti-inflammatory herb when used as a cream, but it is toxic when taken internally. Arnica is also sold as little white Homeopathic pills which are safe to ingest because in the popular 30X dilution they contain no Arnica, just plain water. There is no scientific basis for the claims of Homeopathy that despite having no molecules of the substance the "essence" remains. ...Read more
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