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How risky is open heart surgery?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: CABG 1-2 % mortality

For coronary artery bypass surgery generally in the 1-2% mortality range; for valve replacement 4-5%, higher in re-do surgery.

In brief: CABG 1-2 % mortality

For coronary artery bypass surgery generally in the 1-2% mortality range; for valve replacement 4-5%, higher in re-do surgery.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Not so bad

The national averages for CABG operations are roughly a 2-3-% mortality rate and 5% morbidity rate for stroke, bleeding, infection, etc.
Some patients have higher rates if they are sicker overall.

In brief: Not so bad

The national averages for CABG operations are roughly a 2-3-% mortality rate and 5% morbidity rate for stroke, bleeding, infection, etc.
Some patients have higher rates if they are sicker overall.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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