Redo - Heart Surgery
Redo or re-operative heart surgery is becoming much more common as patients live longer as a result of an initial heart surgery. Redo heart surgery is recommended to improve your quality of life by helping the heart to function more efficiently.
Conditions such as an aneurysm are progressive diseases that usually aggravate over time and require constant management to avoid complications and death. Apart from this, surgery may be repeated to repair a flaw in the reconstruction method or replace a degenerated or dysfunctional prosthetic valve.
A redo operation can provide a longer life, less chest pain, less fatigue and more energy as you age.
As people who have had previous heart surgeries age and live longer, reoperative (also called “repeat” or “redo“) heart surgery is becoming more common.
A repeat or redo heart surgery that helps the heart beat more efficiently can greatly improve the quality of life.