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How serious is open heart surgery ?

can people die in open heart surgery? I am just wondering because my friend s grandma (nanna) is going to have open heart surgery. i think of her as if she were my Grandmother.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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I'm 19, and i had a 5 hr open heart surgery at age 17. its pretty serious, its called open heart surgery for a reason, they aren't just cutting your chest open, but your heart also, and like ALL surgeries, people can die from it. but you shouldn't worry, doctors have done open heart surgeries many times, and I'm sure she'll be fine. just keep praying.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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