5 doctors weighed in:
Why would someone need open heart surgery?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Engelman
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple reasons
The most common cause of heart disease resulting in cardiac surgery is either blocked coronary arteries or a problem with one of the heart valves.

In brief: Multiple reasons
The most common cause of heart disease resulting in cardiac surgery is either blocked coronary arteries or a problem with one of the heart valves.
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Dr. Daniel Engelman
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Many reasons
Coronary artery dz in multiple vessels may need open heart.
Valve problems may need replacement or repair by open heart. Congenital heart defects would be another reason for open heart.

In brief: Many reasons
Coronary artery dz in multiple vessels may need open heart.
Valve problems may need replacement or repair by open heart. Congenital heart defects would be another reason for open heart.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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