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    104 year old woman awake during heart surgery.

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    This kind of thing occurs more often than most will think not totally sedated

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    The sedation was most likely more dangerous than the operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    The sedation was most likely more dangerous than the operation.
    My MIL died from an Ileus after having had spinal surgery in her mid eighties. She survived the actual surgery but not the side effects of the anesthesia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilling View Post
    Good story. But the title of the article is at least a little misleading. This wasn't open heart surgery. More like the process they use to install a stint.


    "On Tuesday, a patient doctors describe as a "special lady" underwent a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, commonly called TAVR. Instead of opening the chest, doctors use a series of catheters to insert a new heart valve.

    Pat Marble is 104 years old and she was awake during her surgery. She was slightly sedated and local anesthesia was used."
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Good story. But the title of the article is at least a little misleading. This wasn't open heart surgery. More like the process they use to install a stint.


    "On Tuesday, a patient doctors describe as a "special lady" underwent a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, commonly called TAVR. Instead of opening the chest, doctors use a series of catheters to insert a new heart valve.

    Pat Marble is 104 years old and she was awake during her surgery. She was slightly sedated and local anesthesia was used."
    Years ago that would have been an open heart surgery for most.

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    Patients are not put to sleep during heart Cath procedures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Good story. But the title of the article is at least a little misleading. This wasn't open heart surgery. More like the process they use to install a stint.


    "On Tuesday, a patient doctors describe as a "special lady" underwent a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, commonly called TAVR. Instead of opening the chest, doctors use a series of catheters to insert a new heart valve.

    Pat Marble is 104 years old and she was awake during her surgery. She was slightly sedated and local anesthesia was used."
    Where does it say "open heart surgery"?

    I didn't see anyone mention that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    Years ago that would have been an open heart surgery for most.
    Yep. Medical science has been exploding at an amazing pace.

    Not to mention the fact that this lady is rather spry for being 104 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Where does it say "open heart surgery"?

    I didn't see anyone mention that.

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    It is still amazing that she was awake.

    BTW, just for general knowledge. Someone called it a stint. It's actually a stent. Unfortunately, I'm well acquainted stents since my husband had some because of an aortic aneurysm.

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