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Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Depends

It depends on what and how much needs to be done.
How much experience does the surgeon and team have? To start aortic valve surgery, mitral valve and tricuspid valve surgeries. Closing some holes in the heart. Bypass surgeries especially left sided vessels. Some atrial fibrillation surgeries. Previous surgeries can make it harder. Morbid obesity also. Poor heart function too.

In brief: Depends

It depends on what and how much needs to be done.
How much experience does the surgeon and team have? To start aortic valve surgery, mitral valve and tricuspid valve surgeries. Closing some holes in the heart. Bypass surgeries especially left sided vessels. Some atrial fibrillation surgeries. Previous surgeries can make it harder. Morbid obesity also. Poor heart function too.
Dr. Robert Binford
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Dr. Steven Shayani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery.
Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries.

In brief: Depends

Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery.
Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries.
Dr. Steven Shayani
Dr. Steven Shayani
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