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Is it safe to have a gall bladder surgery if you have rheumatic heart disease?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depending on the degree of damage to the heart the surgeon could choose to give you some antibiotics during the surgery.
...But generally surgery is not contraindicated.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the degree of damage to the heart the surgeon could choose to give you some antibiotics during the surgery.
...But generally surgery is not contraindicated.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Rheumatic heart disease can range from mild to severe.
It is not so much the cause of heart disease as it is the severity that increases the risk of surgery. A complete cardiac assessment should be performed prior to elective surgery.

In brief: It depends

Rheumatic heart disease can range from mild to severe.
It is not so much the cause of heart disease as it is the severity that increases the risk of surgery. A complete cardiac assessment should be performed prior to elective surgery.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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