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Have anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?
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Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatrics - Cardiology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Some severe forms of severe congenital heart disease are not compatible with life without surgical repair, so in some cases emergency surgery in the newborn period is unavoidable.
Contrary to what you might guess, infants can recover from surgery very rapidly, usually much faster than adults.

In brief: Yes
Some severe forms of severe congenital heart disease are not compatible with life without surgical repair, so in some cases emergency surgery in the newborn period is unavoidable.
Contrary to what you might guess, infants can recover from surgery very rapidly, usually much faster than adults.
Dr. Lars Erickson
Dr. Lars Erickson
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
I am not a pediatric cardiologist but there are some congenital heart defects require surgery soon after birth.

In brief: Yes
I am not a pediatric cardiologist but there are some congenital heart defects require surgery soon after birth.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Congenital cardiac problems often require surgery as an infant.
Previously a temporizing operation, such as a bt shunt might be done. As techniques have improved it is more common to do complete repairs in infants when possible, with lesions such as tetralogy of fallot. Neonatal cardiac surgery requires an experienced team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and perfusionists.

In brief: Yes
Congenital cardiac problems often require surgery as an infant.
Previously a temporizing operation, such as a bt shunt might be done. As techniques have improved it is more common to do complete repairs in infants when possible, with lesions such as tetralogy of fallot. Neonatal cardiac surgery requires an experienced team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and perfusionists.
Dr. John Stork
Dr. John Stork
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
There are numerous conditions that require corrective surgery in the newborn period to allow survival.
These procedures are best performed by a pediatric cardiac surgeon using pediatric anesthesia. The surgery should done at a center that does plenty of this type of surgery.

In brief: Yes
There are numerous conditions that require corrective surgery in the newborn period to allow survival.
These procedures are best performed by a pediatric cardiac surgeon using pediatric anesthesia. The surgery should done at a center that does plenty of this type of surgery.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Most congenital heart defects that require surgery are repaired in the first few months of life, some in the first few days.
Some require several surgeries with the first as an infant. A few are repaired after a few years of life.

In brief: Yes
Most congenital heart defects that require surgery are repaired in the first few months of life, some in the first few days.
Some require several surgeries with the first as an infant. A few are repaired after a few years of life.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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