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What is the risk of heart surgery on a 50 year old man?

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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Surgery - Thoracic
9 doctors agree

In brief: STS risk calculator

You can estimate the risk with the sts risk calculator. Search "sts risk calculator" on your favorite search engine.
Based on many factors; age, comorbodities, renal function, ect... It will estimate the risk of having surgery. For a healthy 50 yo it should be around 1% mortality if undergoing bypass.

In brief: STS risk calculator

You can estimate the risk with the sts risk calculator. Search "sts risk calculator" on your favorite search engine.
Based on many factors; age, comorbodities, renal function, ect... It will estimate the risk of having surgery. For a healthy 50 yo it should be around 1% mortality if undergoing bypass.
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
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Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Any surgery is risky

I would say that that his risk depends on other factors i.
e. Diabetes, hypertension, copd, tobacco use, obesity. Asside from this, he would have that same risks as anyone else his age. Outcomes are unpredictable but when i clear a patient, i take several aspects into consideration. I would say that at 50 which is young, his benefit outways the risks and i would advise him to move forward.

In brief: Any surgery is risky

I would say that that his risk depends on other factors i.
e. Diabetes, hypertension, copd, tobacco use, obesity. Asside from this, he would have that same risks as anyone else his age. Outcomes are unpredictable but when i clear a patient, i take several aspects into consideration. I would say that at 50 which is young, his benefit outways the risks and i would advise him to move forward.
Dr. Larry Maturani
Dr. Larry Maturani
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