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Could a third open heart surgery be safe?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Well, it is technically more difficult for a heart surgeon if the patient has had previous surgery, but it still should be safe and, of course, if the surgery is indicated, that is not a reason not to do it.
In deciding about whether to operate on a patient, we compare the risk with the potential benefit.

In brief: Yes

Well, it is technically more difficult for a heart surgeon if the patient has had previous surgery, but it still should be safe and, of course, if the surgery is indicated, that is not a reason not to do it.
In deciding about whether to operate on a patient, we compare the risk with the potential benefit.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Risky

Risks get higher every time.
Potential damage to heart structures , damaging grafts, bleeding, infection are all higher with redo operation.

In brief: Risky

Risks get higher every time.
Potential damage to heart structures , damaging grafts, bleeding, infection are all higher with redo operation.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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