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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?

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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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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Im 25, had open heart surgery at 4 and my ekgs have abnormal t waves. 3+ doctors heard an arrhythmia and said not to worry. What should I do about it?

Im 25, had open heart surgery at 4 and my ekgs have abnormal t waves. 3+ doctors heard an arrhythmia and said not to worry. What should I do about it?

Don't worry about it: You have by your own account over 3 doctors tell you not to worry about it. They have the advantage of knowing why you had surgery and what was done. Plus they can examine you & look at your heart with an echo etc. A t wave abnormality is fairly non specific. Same can be said for arrhythmias. Your doctors can take that info and apply it to the proper context. At some point you have to trust them. ...Read more

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How to find open heart surgery doctors?

Family doc: Your family doctor is your best advocate. He/she will know the best people in your area and have a history of other patients referred. Moreover, open heart surgery doctors are not primary care doctors - no one goes to them for first line treatment. They see patients only on referral. ...Read more

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How do doctors perform open heart surgery?

How do doctors perform open heart surgery?

Bypass: Blood returning to the heart is diverted and run through a machine that performs the function of the lungs (add oxygen to the blood) and then the blood is directed back to the arterial side of the circulation. So the blood bypasses the heart. This is necessary for operations such as replacing a valve. As the blood is not passing through the heart, the heart can be stopped during the surgery. ...Read more

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What questions should a person ask the doctor about minimally invasive heart surgery?

Results: Ask how many procedures they have done, what there results have been, where they dd their training for example. ...Read more

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What's the doctor's recommendation to help my father recover from his recent heart surgery?

What's the doctor's recommendation to help my father recover from his recent heart surgery?

Patience: Usually good recovery cardiac rehab programs are a good avenue for exercize, monitoring, non smoking and recovery. ...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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When do doctors sometimes do open heart surgery instead of angioplasty?

When do doctors sometimes do open heart surgery instead of angioplasty?

Severity of disease: Angioplasty (usually with a stent too) is done when a blockage is accessible, the right size and when there are not too many. Bypass surgery is needed if there are two many blockages that need to be "fixed, " if the blockages are in areas that cannot be stented, and for other reasons (could fill a book). Talk to your cardiologist about the specific factors that apply to you. ...Read more

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What doctors performs minimally invasive heart surgery?

What doctors performs minimally invasive heart surgery?

Cardiovascular surg: Cardiovascular surgeons can do bypass symptoms by either an open procedure or by a min invasive method. The open procedure requires the sternum to be opened with a saw . This is called a sternotomy.A min invasive symptoms uses several smaller port access sites but leaves sternum intact. The thinking with this method is its less painful and quicker recovery ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more