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What do heart surgeons do?

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2010-02-24 17:15:27

Cardiac surgeons treat valvular heart diseases such as valve

stenosis or vessel insufficiency, ischemic heart disease, coronary

artery disease, atherosclerosis and congenital defects. In treating

these diseases, cardiac surgeons repair or replace heart valves,

widen clogged arteries, repair aortic aneurysms, implant

defibrillators and pacemakers, and perform double, triple,

quadruple, and the rare quintuple heart bypasses. Cardiac surgeons

are also responsible for their patients' post-operative care while

in the hospital.


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