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What person lived longest after open heart surgery?

What person lived longest after open heart surgery?

Unknown: Most people after heart surgery are at the mercy of their disease. Surgery will prolong survival in all patients which is why it is chosen. ...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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Why would a person need open heart surgery?

Why would a person need open heart surgery?

It's complicated: That's a very open ended question. Heart surgery is typically indicated when the risks of surgery are outweighed by the benefits. Lots of studies have been done for various conditions to determine when it is a good idea. Considerations like symptoms (eg, chest discomfort, trouble breathing), or risk of dying (eg, large aortic aneurysms, type a dissection) are factored into the decision. ...Read more

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Who is the oldest person to ever have open heart surgery?

Who is the oldest person to ever have open heart surgery?

Not sure: I am not sure about the oldest person, but we have operated on 90+ year-old patients. ...Read more

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Bioxsine serum is it good and does it have any side effects? Can a person who recently had an open heart surgery use it too?

Bioxsine serum is it good and does it have any side effects? Can a person who recently had an open heart surgery use it too?

Nobody really knows: There are thousands of supplements and "serums" advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements or "serums" have real research studies to show benefits and prove safety (their manufacturers and sellers make claims based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not based on real research). Real research is hard to do well, and is expensive. ...Read more

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Does a dilated right ventricle ever require open heart surgery? If not, can a person live normally & actively with one? Cause of dilation is unknown.

Does a dilated right ventricle ever require open heart surgery? If not, can a person live normally & actively with one? Cause of dilation is unknown.

Not usually: There are many possible causes of rv dilatation, including lung disease, pulm hypertension, sleep apnea and tricuspid regurgitation (leaky valve). Depending on the cause most people will live normally. The rv can be hard to judge on echocardiogram, and sometimes an rv might seem dilated due to technical artifact but actually be normal. Please continue close f/u with your md. ...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