Having Open-Heart Surgery Again?

Be sure your surgeon has experience performing these technically difficult reoperations.


Are you a member of the “zipper club”? If so, you probably earned that vertical scar when your breastbone (sternum) was cut in an open-heart procedure, most likely coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve replacement or an aortic procedure. Now you need open-heart surgery again. Will it be any different?

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