Are heart attacks more common after a surgical operation?

Yes. Various risk factors may work together to increase the risk of a heart attack after surgery. One important factor to consider is the stress related to surgery. Most progressive centers will treat patients with beta blockers following surgery to decrease the body's response to surgery. Optimal management will also the risk of a peri-operative mi.

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What happens if you're under the knife for a new surgery and your surgeon has a heart attack?

Heart surgery. The surgeon having the heart attack is in the hospital so he/she is in a good place to get treated with dispatch. The assisting surgeon in the or with the patient can take over and the patient(not surgeon)will continue to be cared for. If the assistant needs another lead surgeon, they'll send for one. Read more...
Backup. Conceivably, prior to incision a procedure could be stopped. Once started, another surgeon of similar type would be called to take over. This could be from same practice or a covering practice. Most hospitals require that we have "call/emergency coverage". Read more...

What surgery would an 18 year old with severe heart issues and a weak heart need? He's had two heart attacks. I know he's gonna have a surgery soon

Not enough informati. We can not answer your question as it is too vague and there is not enough information to comment.He should be under care of a cardiologist and you should find out the diagnosis and what is the recommended treatment for that. Read more...

What exactly is heart stent surgery & are there high risks heart attack or death?

Stent. Coronary stent placement is done percutaneously (i.e. Through a small puncture in the groin or wrist) via an artery, and deploys a small tube/ mesh (the stent) in the blood vessels of the heart, in order to open up a blockage and keep that area open. It stays in your body indefinitely. Some stents are uncoated (bare metal), some are coated with medications in order to prevent further blockage. Read more...

What would be the most impportant range of treatment for chd, angina/heart attack. Medication or surgery?

Varies each patient. It is difficult to lump all angina and heart attack cases together to find most effective treatment effectivity of treatment depends on many factors, age of patient, the coronary arteries involved, percentage of blockage and other existing medical conditions.The choices are angioplasty with/without stents, coronary byepass surgery and in some cases just medical treatment.All are effective in selected. Read more...
Depends. Angina and heart attack is from coronary obstruction and depending on vessels involved, and other risk factors, surgery can be amazing and durable. Some respond to medicine, and some are suitable for percutaneous. Your surgeon and cardiologist will discuss risks and benefits and options. For valvular heart diseases, surgery also has a long and trusted approach. Read more...