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Is having open heart surgery considered a disability?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Assuming full recovery, return to normal cardiac function and no complications, open heart surgery per se does not result in permanent disability.

In brief: No

Assuming full recovery, return to normal cardiac function and no complications, open heart surgery per se does not result in permanent disability.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Open heart surgery is performed as a treatment for a cardiac condition.
Once your condition is treated and you complete rehabilitation for your surgery, any permanent impairments can be explained to you by your cardiologist. Since you are under 50 years of age, you can look forward to living and working within physician recommended limitations.

In brief: No

Open heart surgery is performed as a treatment for a cardiac condition.
Once your condition is treated and you complete rehabilitation for your surgery, any permanent impairments can be explained to you by your cardiologist. Since you are under 50 years of age, you can look forward to living and working within physician recommended limitations.
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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