What is Open Heart Surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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Open heart surgery is any surgery where the chest is opened and surgery is performed on the heart muscle, valves, arteries, or other heart structures.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Coronary artery disease 6 1
Ventricular septal defect 4 2
Congestive heart failure 2 2
Aortic stenosis 1 0
Heart block 1 0
Mitral valve disorder 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Open Heart Surgery

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Breathing difficulty 1
Diaphragmatic paralysis 1
Heart attack (myocardial infarction) 1
Heart palpitations 1
Heavy sensation in leg(s) 1

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Duration

Stopped having Open Heart Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 21
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Open Heart Surgery.