What are the condition requiring open heart surgery?

It depends. Generally, for valvular disease, severity of symptoms as well as echocardiographic findings and changes may require ohs. For coronary artery disease and dysrhythmia, again symptoms or in the absence of which, results of ekg, stress test, and angiographic findings may suffice in decision-making. Sometimes, depending upon the age, risk, and findings, non-ohs may be a better alternative, e.g. Plasty.

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What are the disease leading to needing an open heart surgery?

Open heart surgery. This can be any disease process requiring access to the heart or central blood vessels for fixing. Coronary artery disease - bypass surgery, valvular narrowing or leaking - valve replacement., closing of abnormal holes between chambers -vsd or asd, correction of congenital abnormalities. Read more...
Several. Critical calcific aortic stenosis, severe aortic insufficiency, severe mitral valve stenosis, severe mitral valve regurgitation, atrial fibrillation(maze), tetrallogy of fallot, truncus arteriosus, tapvr, transposition of the great arteries, ascending aortic aneurysm, ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, sinus of valsalva aneurysm, coronary stenosis, cor triatriatum, cardiomyopathy, 2include s. Read more...

Could being born with a heart defect that require open heart surgery cause mental retardation?

Complex issue. Kids who have a normal intellect at birth tend to lag far behind their age equivalent peers on academic progress if they have complex congenital heart disease, this disparity tends to increase with increased time for hospital care and away from school. For others, the chd is just one parameter of a genetic or chromosome disorder that has reduced intellectual abilities to start with. Read more...

My newborn son has tetralogy of fallot which will require open heart surgery. I am so scared. Any advice?

TETRALOGY OF FALLOT. If your son is having a lot of cyanosis and very symptomatic of tet which are severe cyanosis and problem breathing, operation for uncomplicated cases are done after 3-4 months of age and mortality rate is only less than 3percent. If untreated 55 percent grow up to 10 years old. So , there's hope for your son. Please ask your cardiologist.Good luck! Read more...
Good results. One of the "blue baby " etiologies of the 1940s. Long track record with correction and good life style. Does run in families so check any grandkids early. Read more...
TOF. Tetralogy of fallot is a fairly common congenital heart defect. It requires surgery in infancy. Most children do fine, and can play with their friends. Often a second surgery is required as a teen to replace the pulmonary valve. Although competitive sports are generally prohibited, they can work, and have children. Lifelong cardiac follow-up is essential. Read more...
Visit the cardiac . Nicu where he'll be recovering to familiarize yourself with the sights & sounds of tubes, lines & monitors that will insure your baby's safety. Get an electric breast pump. Talk to the nurses about storing breast milk, your sleeping arrangements, & sterilizing " blankies" & toys from home. Visit parents & children who had similar surgeries. Call on your support system to remain calm & positive. Read more...

My 11 day old baby, has tetralogy of fallot, a heart defect, will this require open heart surgery?

Yes. Tetralogy of fallot is a serious congenital heart defect. There are four related abnormalities in typical tetralogy of fallot: ventricular septal defect, overriding aorta, subpulmonic stenosis, and right ventricular hypertrophy. Successful therapy always requires at least one heart surgery. At surgery, the vsd will be closed and the obstruction to pulmonary blood flow will be relieved. Read more...
Definitely. Total correction will be advised. Need to go to cleveland or columbus. Your pediatric cardiac surgeon and pediatric cardiologist will advise about timing and if staging necessary. Depending on the severity of the right ventricular obstruction and pulmonary artery and valve status, timing of procedure will be advised. Read more...

Does a dilated right ventricle ever require open heart surgery? If not, can a person live normally & actively with one? Cause of dilation is unknown.

Not usually. There are many possible causes of rv dilatation, including lung disease, pulm hypertension, sleep apnea and tricuspid regurgitation (leaky valve). Depending on the cause most people will live normally. The rv can be hard to judge on echocardiogram, and sometimes an rv might seem dilated due to technical artifact but actually be normal. Please continue close f/u with your md. Read more...
It depends. It depends on the cause of the dilation, the function of the heart (including the left side), how long it has been going on, and the symptoms of the patient. Read more...

What are the main conditions requiring open heart surgery?

Several reasons. Severe blockages usually in multiple blood vessels, repair or replacement of heart valves and repair of aneurysm of the aorta close to the heart. Read more...

Woud you please discuss the conditions in adults requiring open heart surgery?

Heart surgery. The commonest reasons are coronary artery surgery, valve surgery, congenital repair and major vascular(aortic)repair. Read more...
Many. Coronary artery obstructions congenital conditions that persist into adulthood valvular leakage or obstruction electrical issues/ arrythmia pacemaker.Aicd chf transplants and lvad devices. Read more...