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Had a valve replacement, performed tracheostomy because of lung collapse. Again advised replacement. Why ?

My nephew just had a valve replacement , hie is 24 yrs old and very healthy before he went to undergo surgery, he is still iin icu for 6 weeks already, and the doctor said that his lungs collapse and they performed tracheostomy bec of his lung collapsed.they said that they gave 17 bags of blood transfusion . I am curious if something went wrong during the surgery. He had valve replacement 10 yrs ago and they just have to replace the valve again after 10 yrs.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is difficult to say the cause in a given case.
Bleeding (Disseminated Intra-vascular Coagulation) happens in a few.
Aspiration of secretions, Infection, Arrhythmias and so on - there are several possibilities / only the the concerned doctor can give a correct assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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