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How often do people die on the table during heart operation?
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends
It depends on the age , type of heart surgery, condition of the heart going into the surgery, presence or absence of lung, kidney and liver disease, age and physical condition.
In most routine heart surgeries the chance of dying is less than 2%. Surgery is generally not considered if risk is over 8 to 10%.

In brief: Depends
It depends on the age , type of heart surgery, condition of the heart going into the surgery, presence or absence of lung, kidney and liver disease, age and physical condition.
In most routine heart surgeries the chance of dying is less than 2%. Surgery is generally not considered if risk is over 8 to 10%.
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