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What is the risk for a patient, age 82 years who will undergo an open heart bypass surgery?

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Dr. David Greenfield
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Depends

The answer depends on several factors mainly having to do with how healthy the heart muscle is and how healthy the other organs are such as kidneys, lungs and blood vessels to other organs.
It could range from low (2 -3%) to high (>25%).

In brief: Depends

The answer depends on several factors mainly having to do with how healthy the heart muscle is and how healthy the other organs are such as kidneys, lungs and blood vessels to other organs.
It could range from low (2 -3%) to high (>25%).
Dr. David Greenfield
Dr. David Greenfield
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In brief: It varies

Coronary bypass 1-3% is range this is 80 % of many practices aortic valve 3-5 % mitral valve slightly higher congenital heart has many variables! the society for thoracic surgeons has a database to enter some of the patient variables to get a reasonably accurate % important to know other risk factors for any individual.

In brief: It varies

Coronary bypass 1-3% is range this is 80 % of many practices aortic valve 3-5 % mitral valve slightly higher congenital heart has many variables! the society for thoracic surgeons has a database to enter some of the patient variables to get a reasonably accurate % important to know other risk factors for any individual.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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