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Dr. Thomas Person
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Cardiac Surgery (Definition)

Cardiac surgery is any surgery on the structures of the heart, including the main chambers, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: cardiac surgery?

What is the definition or description of: cardiac surgery?

Heart surgery: Cardiac surgery is any surgery on the structures of the heart, including the main chambers, valves, and blood supply. ...Read more

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Why do patients often develop tracheomalacia after cardiac surgery?

Why do patients often develop tracheomalacia after cardiac surgery?

Very rare: Patients do not often develop tracheomalacia after heart surgery. It is very rare for that to happen. When it does occur it is related to prolonged need for a ventilator and a breathing tube that is inverted prior to surgery. Usualy that tube is removed immediately after surgery of 4-6 hours later. If it is needed for more than 10-14 days then a tracheostomy is done to prevent such problems. ...Read more

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Who was the first doctor to perform cardiac surgery?

Who was the first doctor to perform cardiac surgery?

Heart surgery: Not sure we know who really did that. The heart lung machine was first used by Dr. John Gibbon starting modern cardiac surgery. ...Read more

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Where do you check to verify if cardiologistor vascular sergon has large or extensive experience in robotic cardiac surgery.?

Where do you check to verify if cardiologistor vascular sergon has large or extensive experience in robotic cardiac surgery.?

Robotic surgery: Ask the surgeon how many robotic cases he/she has done and how his robotic complication rates compare to his/her non-robotic complication rates. ...Read more

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My father who is of 75 years old have Hydrocele and he won't able to do a surgery as he had two cardiac surgery in past. Is there any way to cure it?

My father who is of 75 years old have Hydrocele and he won't able to do a surgery as he had two cardiac surgery in past. Is there any way to cure it?

Here are some...: Glad to see you father reaching high age. Unfortunately, aging comes along many unwanted illnesses which are not curable but manageable, Clinically, most of scrotal swelling from hydrocele requires no Rx as long as being okay mentally and physically. If needed to be treated but not suitable to be done under anesthesia, most of hydrocelectomy could be done under local anesthesia... More? Ask Doc.. ...Read more

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My mom on warfarin, and admitted to do a cardiac surgery. They stop warfarin and replace it by heparin. What is the reason for that?

My mom on warfarin, and admitted to do a cardiac surgery. They stop warfarin and replace it by heparin. What is the reason for that?

Heparin acts: In a different way on intrinsic pathway, can manipulate better during surgery and post surgery, then the doctors will switch back to warfarin by discharge time. ...Read more

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My dad is suffering from a rash all over his body since December 2016 with occasional angioedema, he has diabetes and a history of cardiac surgery. So?

My dad is suffering from a rash all over his body since December 2016 with occasional angioedema, he has diabetes and a history of cardiac surgery. So?

Rule out...: Every unexplained rash calls for a re-examination of all the meds he may be taken. Ditto for unexplained edema, "angio" or not. If this was me, I'd ask about a biopsy, as I'd not want to miss cutaneous lymphoma that might be manageable. ...Read more

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Can carotid surgery reverse stroke symptoms or not?

Can carotid surgery reverse stroke symptoms or not?

No: Carotid surgery is performed to prevent a major stroke. It does not reverse any brain injury from a previous stroke. In theory it should help with recovery from a stoke by improving circulation. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the risks involved in cardiac robotic surgery?

Please explain what are the risks involved in cardiac robotic surgery?

Same as open surgery: Bleeding, infection, stroke, early graft failure, early valve failure (depending on the indication for surgery), respiratory failure, kidney failure, need for re-operation, allergic reaction, medication side effects, death. ...Read more

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Could having surgery help my father wake up after having a stroke and being in a coma for 2 weeks?

Could having surgery help my father wake up after having a stroke and being in a coma for 2 weeks?

No: As hard as it is to accept, if, two weeks after a stroke, someone is "comatose", the likelihood of that individual recovering any meaningful higher brain function is vanishingly small. You should meet with your doctors and discuss the options, including withdrawal of support and letting nature take its course. ...Read more

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Could the resident perform cardiac bypass surgery?

Could the resident perform cardiac bypass surgery?

Yes, but: Only with an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at an academic institution. .. ...Read more

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How to go into cardiac arrest from a tonsil surgery?

How to go into cardiac arrest from a tonsil surgery?

Carotid receptors: Patients may develop cardia arrest from any kind of surgery. Regarding to solar surgery (tonsillectomy) since anatomically are located close to carotids, it may cause mechanical pressure on carotid receptors and cause bradycardia and possibly arrest. It's not very common anyway... ...Read more

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How can someone have cardiac arrest from tonsil surgery?

How can someone have cardiac arrest from tonsil surgery?

Cardiac arrest: Cardiac arrest related to tonsil surgery is the same as cardiac arrest from any anesthetic procedure. There are multiple possible causes but usually hypoxia or a toxic effect of the anesthetic are involved and often an underlying known or unsuspected cardiac problem. It is a complex problem and fortunately uncommon. ...Read more

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Is it common or rare to have a stroke when having surgery?

Is it common or rare to have a stroke when having surgery?

Stroke: It is extremely unlikely to have a stroke during surgery with modern anesthesia. The rate is less that 1 in 2000 general anesthesia patients. That number includes people who are at higher risks for strokes. ...Read more

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How common is it or rare to have a stroke during surgery?

How common is it or rare to have a stroke during surgery?

It is rare: Unless it is cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass. If you have peripheral vascular disease or audible bruit of your carotid artery, you should get a duplex ultrasound to assess possibility of a plaque. If you don't have this, chances of a stroke during surgery and general anesthesia is low. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more