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What are the disease leading to needing an open heart surgery?

What are the disease leading to needing an open heart surgery?

Open heart surgery: This can be any disease process requiring access to the heart or central blood vessels for fixing. Coronary artery disease - bypass surgery, valvular narrowing or leaking - valve replacement., closing of abnormal holes between chambers -vsd or asd, correction of congenital abnormalities. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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Heart Surgery (Definition)

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


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What are the condition requiring open heart surgery?

What are the condition requiring open heart surgery?

It depends: Generally, for valvular disease, severity of symptoms as well as echocardiographic findings and changes may require ohs. For coronary artery disease and dysrhythmia, again symptoms or in the absence of which, results of ekg, stress test, and angiographic findings may suffice in decision-making. Sometimes, depending upon the age, risk, and findings, non-ohs may be a better alternative, e.g. Plasty. ...Read more

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What are the main conditions requiring open heart surgery?

What are the main conditions requiring open heart surgery?

Several reasons: Severe blockages usually in multiple blood vessels, repair or replacement of heart valves and repair of aneurysm of the aorta close to the heart. ...Read more

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What is the process of an open heart surgery?

What is the process of an open heart surgery?

Heart Surgery: Open heart surgery can mean CABG (bypass surgery), valve surgery, and more. Each process is quite different and complicated. In many cases, the patient receives their anesthesia, the chest is opened and prepared, and the patient is put on a heart lung bypass machine and the surgery is performed, followed by reversal of the steps. In many cases, the surgery can occur while the heart is beating, too. ...Read more

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My friend's kidneys are affected 85% due to an artery blockage. Is there an operation to fix this?

My friend's kidneys are affected 85% due to an artery blockage. Is there an operation to fix this?

Yes: The most common way to address blockages in the arteries to the kidneys is with stents. The procedure is straight forward and done as an outpatient. The harder question is, "does he need it fixed?" if his blood pressure is really difficult to control or his kidney function has been worsening, than he would most likely benefit from treatment. Otherwise, the need for treatment is questionable. ...Read more

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What are reasons to get heart bypass surgery rather than angioplasty with a stent to open the arteries?

What are reasons to get heart bypass surgery rather than angioplasty with a stent to open the arteries?

Angioplasty or bypas: Left main disease, bifurcation stenosis, calcified arteries, and multivessel disease are common reasons for opting bypass surgery over angioplasty. ...Read more

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How common is pneumonia and the need for dialysis after open heart surgery for a torn aorta due to an aneurysm and two blocked arteries?

How common is pneumonia and the need for dialysis after open heart surgery for a torn aorta due to an aneurysm and two blocked arteries?

Frequent: After such a life threatening event, it is not unusual to have complications, and renal failure needing dialysis as well as pneumonia from a prolonged intubation are actually quite common in this traumatic setting. ...Read more

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What are the consequences after an open heart surgery on a patient?

What are the consequences after an open heart surgery on a patient?

It depends: Hopefully improvement in symptoms. If the surgery is for coronary disease and chest pain, doing away with the pain. If it is for a leaking or too tight valve, improvement in things like fatigue and shortness of breath. There of course can be bad consequences such as rhythm problems, kidney failure, anemia, fluid around the lung, pain in the incision, stroke, and even death. ...Read more

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What are the non-surgical alternatives to an open-heart bypass?

What are the non-surgical alternatives to an open-heart bypass?

Stenting: Coronary stent and/or angioplasty, if possible. Medical management, including beta-blockers and nitrates and/or ace inhibitors. There are also off-pump CABG for appropriate candidates as well as "minimally invasive" robot-assisted. ...Read more

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What are the risks of doing a Heart Catheterization if the arteries turns out to be normal? can you still die from the procedure?

What are the risks of doing a Heart Catheterization if the arteries turns out to be normal? can you still die from the procedure?

Rare but yes : Any invasive procedure has cimolications. The most common for this one are at the place where the catheter gores in blleding clottong damage to artery or nerve abiut 2-4 % in general Death occurs in Less than 1% of cases proprobably less than 0.5% but it can occur. There are several tests that can be done to reduce the negative rate of catheterization discuss complications with your doctor ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have the alternates to conventional open heart procedure to valve surgery?

Is it possible that I have the alternates to conventional open heart procedure to valve surgery?

Valve surgery: If you qualify for open heart valave surgery then go for it. If yuou are not a candidate then you can explore for alternatives. It depends upon the type of surgery. Multiple other factors play a role. ...Read more

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Woud you please discuss the conditions in adults requiring open heart surgery?

Woud you please discuss the conditions in adults requiring open heart surgery?

Many: Coronary artery obstructions congenital conditions that persist into adulthood valvular leakage or obstruction electrical issues/ arrythmia pacemaker.Aicd chf transplants and lvad devices. ...Read more

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Which is the most dangerous, open heart or open lung surgery?

Which is the most dangerous, open heart or  open lung surgery?

Not a competition: Open chest and lung surgeries were first done by dr. Evarts graham in the mid 1930's. Open heart surgeries were first done in the mid 1950's with dr. John kirklin leading the U.S. Teams, building on principals developed with lung surgery. They are both challenging, helpful, durable and save lives, especially if you need one of these procedures. ...Read more

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What to do if heart disease is the leading cause of death where?

What to do if heart disease is the leading cause of death where?

Lifestyle changes: Don't smoke; exercise goal 4-5 days/week 30-45 min/day; limit alcohol; eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other high-fiber foods.and choose foods that are low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol; limit your stress. See your primary provider regularly. ...Read more

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Severe kyphoscoliosis, doctor told me I'm probably going to need surgery in the future.What are the chances of ending paralytic due to the operation?

Severe kyphoscoliosis, doctor told me I'm probably going to need surgery in the future.What are the chances of ending paralytic due to the operation?

Less likely: The surgery done for kyphoscioiliosis is to relieve the pressure on nerves - it relieves the pain and prevents paralysis .In some cases there may be bone growth at surgical site may cause some problem .Not every body gets problem ...Read more

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After having a triple bypass, what causes the heart rate to not stabilize?

After having a triple bypass, what causes the heart rate to not stabilize?

Several: Irritable focus from scar from heart attack, persistent ischemic area, chemical imbalances are some. Usually 25-30% irregular for a month or so then steady out. Several meds are used to control speed and irregularity in the post op period. ...Read more

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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

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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 more

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Open Heart Surgery (Definition)

Not an easy answer. Open heart surgery describes surgical intervention under direct vision involving entering a heart chamber or coronary artery. Percutaneous interventions do not ...Read more