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Heart Valve Surgery

Side Effects of Heart Valve Surgery

Side effects of heart valve surgery should be seriously considered before undergoing the procedure. Open-heart surgery and minimally invasive heart surgeries are complex, high-risk procedures that require expertise and precision. In fact, open-heart surgery has a serious risk of stroke and death.

Florida Hospital works to reduce any potential side effects of surgery by following strict protocol and relying on the expertise and experience of some of the world’s top surgeons. Learn more about how we reduce risks by contacting our team .

While Florida Hospital takes every precaution to reduce risks, side effects of heart valve surgery may still occur. Speak with your doctor about your risks.

These are some of the potential side effects of heart valve surgery:

  • Abnormality in heart rhythms
  • Pneumonia
  • Kidney failure
  • Chest pain or fever (post-pericardiotomy syndrome)
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Problems breathing
  • Blood clots