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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a thoracotomy?

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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Yes

A thoracotomy is a specialized procedure to get into your chest.
Coagulation tests should be acceptable to minimize the risk of bleeding. Usually your lung function should be available if high risk morbidities (risks) & a baseline oxygenation (oxymetry). Unless a risk for cardiac problem that is enough.

In brief: Yes

A thoracotomy is a specialized procedure to get into your chest.
Coagulation tests should be acceptable to minimize the risk of bleeding. Usually your lung function should be available if high risk morbidities (risks) & a baseline oxygenation (oxymetry). Unless a risk for cardiac problem that is enough.
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