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What is an open heart surgery ?

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I AM DUE FOR OPEN HEART SURGERY TO FREE A VALVE BLOCKAGE AND REMOVE A NON MALIGNENT TUMOUR
Posted Sat, 21 Apr 2012 in Valvular Heart Disease
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 35 minutes later
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

An open heart surgery is quite a challenging procedure but usually when it is done for a valve blockage, the chances of being successful are high. The damaged valve is either repaired or replaced according to the need. After the removal of benign tumor, the biopsy report will guide us about the nature of the tumor on which the further treatment depends.

It would be helpful if you can provide a complete history along with specific questions which you would like to know and additional reports (if available) to provide you with specific suggestions.

Awaiting your response.

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