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What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
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
Similar to standard: For most minimally invasive heart surgery the main difference is the means to access the surgical site. Though less trauma may be needed, the actual surgical procedure itself will be similar and therefore have comparative risk to an "open" case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With my heart problems would i be able to live a normal life , and at some point would i need heart surgery?
What to do if i'm worried about an open heart surgery. Are there non invasive ways of performing such operations?
Depends: Some problems can be addressed in some patients without surgery. Sometimes one approach is likely to be safer or have better results. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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
After open heart surgery what are some challanges people usually face with a broken sternum? I just want to know what to expect
Limit use of arms: There is so much you do with your arms without thinking. You push off with hands on thighs to stand. You use arms to adjust yourself in chair or bed. All of this puts pressure on sternum. I limit patients to 10 lb 6 wks then 25 lb for another 6 weeks. And no pushing or pulling for 3 months. Coughing and sneezing can be uncomfortable also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son has a sinus venous asd is it something that has to have heart surgery or its only in some cases not every cases?
Surgery only: Sinus venosus ASD will not close on its own. The lung drainage is involved in the ASD and this requires a baffle inside the heart. Sometimes a "warden operation" is performed. The long term outcome is excellent and the recovery is 2 days to 1 week in hospital then 1-2 weeks at home. Cedar sinai, ucla, usc all have excellent children heart surgery. Life long follow up is recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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