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20 things to expect before heart surgery

Espresso Logo By Rebecca Maurice of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: Cardiac surgery is certainly a daunting medical procedure, but when you consider that more than 900,000 heart surgeries are performed each year in the United States, it’s also clear that this operation has been well mastered. Cardiac surgery was first performed in the 20th century. Methods have greatly evolved since then and are now highly effective. Being well informed is key to reducing any anxiety you may feel prior to heart surgery. Here are 20 things you should know about this medical procedure!

20 things to expect before heart surgery

Cardiac surgery is certainly a daunting medical procedure, but when you consider that more than 900,000 heart surgeries are performed each year in the United States, it’s also clear that this operation has been well mastered. Cardiac surgery was first performed in the 20th century. Methods have greatly evolved since then and are now highly effective. Being well informed is key to reducing any anxiety you may feel prior to heart surgery. Here are 20 things you should know about this medical procedure!

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