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What is the most common complication after open heart surgery?

I am a 52 year old male. I want to know what is the most common complication after open heart surgery?

4 Answers

Heart arrhythmias
Bleeding.
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Atelectasia and pleural effusion
The most common complication is a cardiac arrhythmia. This is the reason why you are kept on a cardiac monitored bed until you are stable enough to be discharged to home.