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TEENAGER Jack Burd was only five months old when he underwent his first heart operation and has since endured open heart surgery a remarkable three times.
By Allareddy, V Ward, M M; Ely, J W; Allareddy, V; Levett, J Aim. Heart valve replacement surgeries account for 20% of all cardiac procedures. In-hospital mortality rates are approximately 6% for aortic valve replacements and 10% for mitral valve replacements.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some heart attack survivors may be able to go back to work much sooner than is typically recommended, a preliminary study suggests.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared with younger patients -- even those with similar histories -- patients in their 80s who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or valve replacement surgery are at greater risk for postoperative complications and mortality, the results of a new study suggest.
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