Open Heart Surgery

Open-heart surgery, otherwise called traditional heart surgery, is when a cardiothoracic surgeon opens up the chest to operate on the heart's muscles, veins, or arteries. The most common open-heart surgery done on adults is coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).

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What can cause heart murmurs in a 9-day-old baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 9 days old. Heart murmur was identified during check with the pediatrician. He said that the cardiovascular system is abnormal with soft systolic grade 2/6 murmur at LSB. We have done the echocardiogram and the results are as follows: Ventricular septal defect (Q21.0) with stab...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your trust in our services. I have carefully reviewed your query and can well establish the sensitivity of the health issues you described. The baby has actually got congenital heart malformations that are abnormalities in the development of normal heart stru...  Read Full »

What are the risks in repeated open heart surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male weighing 60 kg and my height is 5'9". I had undergone open heart surgery 7 years back for aortic stenosis valve replacement. One day my eye got swollen and felt some dizziness. So, I went to the doctor for checkup. He told me that I had calcium deposit on aortic va...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. Transthoracic aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is usually considered as a good choice for patients who are not a good candidate for open heart surgery. It is a good alterna...  Read Full »

How long to continue taking anticoagulant after open heart surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, If I have had an open heart surgery, how long should I take Warfarin for?  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhvinder Singh

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It depends upon the cause for which the surgery is being done, and what open heart surgery is being done. And if you have any indication for long-term anticoagulation like atrial fibrillation (abnormal heartbeat). I can provide you more insights only after knowing the...  Read Full »

How to manage acyanotic heart disease in a six month baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is six months old female. Recently, we did a 2D echo test, and the result came as acyanotic congenital heart disease. The report shows a small sized ostium secundum ASD with left to right shunt across the defect, approximately with a size of 8 mm. Why does it occur? What can I do...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your child's report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is an atrial septal defect. Have a follow up till the age of one and a half to two years. There is 80 to 90 % chance for the defect to get closed by itself. If not, when the chi...  Read Full »

I have pain on right side of chest 15 years after a heart attack. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a massive heart attack 15 years ago. I am 54 years old now with a height of 173 cm and weight 64 kg. Within two weeks, angioplasty was done for me in LAD (left anterior descending) coronary artery. After four years, I had undergone bypass surgery for four vessels. Every year, du...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Cardiologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through your entire case history. You are lucky that you have a good cardiac output. Your EF (ejection fraction) is all right and as per your stress test, there is nothing going in opposite and your heart is still doing well. Frankly speaking, heaviness on the ...  Read Full »

After open heart surgery, how long will I survive?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 43 years old and had a heart attack. 45 days ago, I had angioplasty and a stent was placed. But now, the doctor says that one of my valves needs to be replaced as it is not functioning properly. My ejection fraction is only 30%. Is it safe to undergo open heart surgery now? For...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all your details. Valve malfunctioning is divided into three stages; mild, moderate and severe. The treatment protocol of every stage is different. Ejection fraction 30% can be because of the coronary artery blockage. You have not mentioned whether your angio...  Read Full »

Why is my baby not feeding properly after a major heart surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby, who is 1 month old, had a major heart surgery d-TGA on the 6th day of his birth. He was discharged on the 29th day. Now, he is 2.4 kg and at the time of his birth, he was 2.45 Kg. He cries too much and sleeps too much, but in both the occasion he takes very less feeding. We are m...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Child Health Specialist, Medical Oncologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your baby had a major surgery and because of surgical trauma, his feeding and sleep pattern is disturbed. Regarding his fever, there is a possibility of some post-surgery infection. You have to consult your cardiologist and pediatrician as this is a major issue. Please co...  Read Full »

Kindly give your opinion about my father's heart operation for block.

Query: Hello doctor, My father have been advised for a heart operation, as heart blockages found in the medical examination. I am attaching the report (scan copies). I need a second opinion from your side. Please help and advise further.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all the reports of your father (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has got a triple vessel disease and all the three major coronary arteries are critically blocked. The main problem before giving a suggestion is that you have not...  Read Full »

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