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Stent Heart Surgery
Stent: Coronary stent placement is done percutaneously (i.e. Through a small puncture in the groin or wrist) via an artery, and deploys a small tube/ mesh (the stent) in the blood vessels of the heart, in order to open up a blockage and keep that area open. It stays in your body indefinitely. Some stents are uncoated (bare metal), some are coated with medications in order to prevent further blockage. ...Read more
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
I'm 44 and had open heart surgery five years ago, and had a stent put n my heart in 2010, is it safe for me to carry a baby?
I've never had a problem using viagra and have had bypass surgery,recently I had to have a Stent after 15 yrs of heart surgery.can I still take viagra?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smaller incision: Minimally invasive heart surgery uses special instruments, and sometimes a robot, to perform coronary artery bypass surgery or valve surgery using a small incision off and 2-3 CM in diameter. This is much smaller than the standard thoracotomy which is a large midsternal incision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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