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What are complications that can arise from heart surgery?

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In brief: Commonly

Death bleeding reoperation infection failure to correct stroke those are the ones we usually spend time explaining as risk, benefit, alternative discussion to obtain consent.

In brief: Commonly

Death bleeding reoperation infection failure to correct stroke those are the ones we usually spend time explaining as risk, benefit, alternative discussion to obtain consent.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Anything

When working directly on the heart, anything is possible, but in no particular order, complications can include stroke, damage to the heart wiring requiring pacemaker, infection or pain at the place where the ribs were separated (sternotomy), damage to the heart valves and damage to the heart blood vessels.
Infection and bleeding are always concerns in the post-operative period.

In brief: Anything

When working directly on the heart, anything is possible, but in no particular order, complications can include stroke, damage to the heart wiring requiring pacemaker, infection or pain at the place where the ribs were separated (sternotomy), damage to the heart valves and damage to the heart blood vessels.
Infection and bleeding are always concerns in the post-operative period.
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