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What would doctors do if someone went into cardiac arrest during heart operation?

What would doctors do if someone went into cardiac arrest during heart operation?

Happens everyday!: It's standard operating procedure in many heart operations for the surgeon to stop or arrest the heart and put the patient temporarily on a heart-lung machine. In fact, if one should suffer an unexpected cardiac arrest, the heart operating room is the very best place in the world for it to happen (since the resuscitation statistics there are stellar.). ...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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Mother before 10 years conducted the cardiac catheter and open heart surgery and to this time did not go to see doctor cause of feer. Is it in danger?

Mother before 10 years conducted the cardiac catheter and open heart surgery and to this time did not go to see doctor cause of feer. Is it in danger?

See PCP.: If someone like your mother has a history of heart disease (which it sounds likes she does), it is important to be followed regularly by a care provider. These kinds of issues can be progressive and/or recurrent, so regular monitoring is a must. ...Read more

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My 2 aunties have had heart surgery and 1 of them died of sudden heart attack,my grand-dad has had heart problem and throat cancer will it affect me?

My 2 aunties have had heart surgery and 1 of them died of sudden heart attack,my grand-dad has had heart problem and throat cancer will it affect me?

Genetics for both: heart disease and cancer can affect your health. The best way of evaluating and preventing these diseases is with appropriate life style choices and routine health care provider evaluations. Establish with a health care provider now and follow his/her recommendations for life style choices, modifications and testing if necessary. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm of 14 I had an open heart surgery at age of 1 I went to a doctor he said that some murmuring sound comes?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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How do doctors crack open the chest and sternum for heart surgery?

How do doctors crack open the chest and sternum for heart surgery?

Can-opener!: Joke! They actually saw throw the bones and cartilage and use tools to spread the ribs farther apart. I bet there is a YouTube of it somewhere. ...Read more

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My mom had open heart surgery in may but continues to have pain all around the area and the doctors say it's her sternum is it possible ?

My mom had open heart surgery in may but continues to have pain all around the area and the doctors say it's her sternum is it possible
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Chest pain: Absolutely. The sternum was cut opened and it is likely going to remain tender and sore for sometime. Your mother should follow her surgeon's recommendations and rest assured it is normal. ...Read more

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Hello my 8 year olf daughter had heart surgery in 2009 to repair the mitral valve. This was sucessful. Last monday.Doctors found a vegitation?

Abnormal: Mitral repair needs correlation with symptoms and events. Recent dental work or abscesses. Fever, chills, weight loss and signs of acute infection. Presume it is acute and will be treated after blood cultures and finding any specific bacteria. Vegetations can be bacterial clusters and or fibrotic material hanging on the valve or supporting structures. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Cardiac Arrest (Definition)

Most cardiac arrest episodes are due to the heart rhythm becoming inadequate to pump blood to the body. Ventricular fibrillation is commonly the abnormal rhythm associated with cardiac arrest. If effective rhythm isn't ...Read more