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How risk is the open heart surgery for the elderly people?

How risk is the open heart surgery for the elderly people?
How risk is the open heart surgery for the elderly people?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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I am a respiratory therapist that worked in an Open heart unit for about 3 years.. as part of a rotation... anyways.. there were a ton of elderly people who had open heart surgery, and came out just fine... My most impressive patient I have to say was a 90 y/o lady who was walking 2 days after.. it was amazing! I do know that it all depends on how determined the patient is on recovery, and listen to the Respiratory therapist when they say breathe deep.. pnemonia is a big risk! that is the number one thing I have seen cause patients not to do well after cardiac surgery.... If I knew more details about this person, I could tell u more
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