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Has anyone had an open heart surgery as a baby?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Certain defects, such as transposition of the great arteries, tetralogy of fallot, coarctation, hypoplastic left heart, tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia, truncus arteriosus, large ventricular septal defects, and totally anomalous pulmonary venous return, among others, require heart surgery as an infant for survival.
Results are generally very good.

In brief: Yes

Certain defects, such as transposition of the great arteries, tetralogy of fallot, coarctation, hypoplastic left heart, tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia, truncus arteriosus, large ventricular septal defects, and totally anomalous pulmonary venous return, among others, require heart surgery as an infant for survival.
Results are generally very good.
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Certainly

Among birth defects, cardiac anomalies are fairly common, and sometimes require surgery.
Depending on the degree of the problem, the condition and size of the child, and the type of necessary repair, infants and sometimes neonates can undergo open cardiac surgery. However, it is often preferable when possible to wait until children get a bit bigger and older to improve surgical outcomes.

In brief: Certainly

Among birth defects, cardiac anomalies are fairly common, and sometimes require surgery.
Depending on the degree of the problem, the condition and size of the child, and the type of necessary repair, infants and sometimes neonates can undergo open cardiac surgery. However, it is often preferable when possible to wait until children get a bit bigger and older to improve surgical outcomes.
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