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How long does it take to recover from open heart surgery?

Is it true that you have maximum 10 years to live after open-heart surgery?
my mom was told she had 3 years to live by her doctor : (
Mon, 5 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for query,
It is not like that I have seen so many my patients have long life of 20 years or more after open heart surgery.
So nothing to worry,longevity of life is not important but how you live is important.
Ok and bye.
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...no, I know someone who lived well past that with pig valves in them........no one can predict that...everyone is different as are circumstances......
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