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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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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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Who does an open heart surgery?

Who does an open heart surgery?

Heart surgeons: Heart surgeons are medical doctors who have completed 4 years of medical school, 5 years of general surgery residency, and 2-3 years of cardiothoracic residency. Don't let anyone else operate on you. ...Read more

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Has anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

Has anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

Yes: Certain defects, such as transposition of the great arteries, tetralogy of fallot, coarctation, hypoplastic left heart, tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia, truncus arteriosus, large ventricular septal defects, and totally anomalous pulmonary venous return, among others, require heart surgery as an infant for survival. Results are generally very good. ...Read more

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Have anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

Have anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

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 more

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How expensive is it to have an open heart surgery?

How expensive is it to have an open heart surgery?

Depends: It depends on the procedure being performed. Ask your doctor what procedure is being performed and get an estimate from his office on your medical coverage and your our of pocket payment. ...Read more

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How can you stay health after an open heart surgery?

How can you stay health after an open heart surgery?

Lifestyle changes: Everything we should do before open heart surgery - reasonable diet, exercise, stress relief, medications if needed. Your cardiologist and cardiac rehabilitation specialists should be able to help you. ...Read more

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How can you stay healthy after an open heart surgery?

How can you stay healthy after an open heart surgery?

Diet exercise meds: Watch diet, exercise, take medicines as directed, and see your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need an open heart surgery?

How common is it for someone to need an open heart surgery?

Not too common: Thankfully not too common -- there is proper evaluation beforehand to see if heart surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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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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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