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Why is open heart surgery necessary?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Last resort

Heart surgery is typically held in reserve for patients with problems that are life-threatening that cannot be fixed with medications or fixed with percutaneous procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

In brief: Last resort

Heart surgery is typically held in reserve for patients with problems that are life-threatening that cannot be fixed with medications or fixed with percutaneous procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Important treatment

Heart surgery is just one treatment arm in the management of heart disease.
Certain diseases are known to be treated more effectively with surgery. There are many cases where medications or balloons/stents are inadequate to treat. In several diseases heart surgery is the "gold standard" that other procedures try to compare to.

In brief: Important treatment

Heart surgery is just one treatment arm in the management of heart disease.
Certain diseases are known to be treated more effectively with surgery. There are many cases where medications or balloons/stents are inadequate to treat. In several diseases heart surgery is the "gold standard" that other procedures try to compare to.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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