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Pediatric Open Heart Surgery
Almost 500,000: Difficult to get exact numbers. Close to 300, 000 coronary artery bypass, although this number is trending down due to stents, anticholesterol meds, smoking sessation, etc. Then there are surgeries for aneurysms, valvular disease and many different pediatric heart surgeries. So somewhere around 450k to 500k. ...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
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
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 2 more doctor answers
What is the recovery time for a 2 year old having an open heart surgery to fix asd vsd and double right chamber?
Small red veins at the sides of my 15 month olds eyeballs are often visable.Can the fact that he had open heart surgery at 1 week have anything to do?
Is cognition affected by open heart surgery? 2.5 year old operated on at 6 weeks old. Angry, frustrated, slow speech, poor attention. - Connection?
Possible: cardiopulmonary bypass, anaesthesia, blood transfusions may all have cognitive consequences. Your child is still young enough that the brain should have the opportunity to heal. I would encourage you to get a neurologic evaluation as soon as possible, as well as seeing a pediatric behaviour specialist to assess the extent of the problem and treatment options ...Read more
My 11 day old baby, has tetralogy of fallot, a heart defect, will this require open heart surgery?
Definitely: Total correction will be advised. Need to go to cleveland or columbus. Your pediatric cardiac surgeon and pediatric cardiologist will advise about timing and if staging necessary. Depending on the severity of the right ventricular obstruction and pulmonary artery and valve status, timing of procedure will be advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for my 21 month old grandaughter hand to turn a little purple? She had open heart surgery@5 months old they gave he she been sleeping a lot lately
Age and severity: Coronary artery disease is now often treated with stents placed during a cardiac cath, instead of open heart surgery. What is unclear is whether stents last as long as bypass, or if they are as good for multiple vessle disease. Younger patients, mand patients with more severe multiple vessel disease may do better with an open heart bypass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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