Has anyone had this procedure done without cracking their chest open (non-invasive surgery)? My cardiologist has said it would have to be performed through "Open Heart" Surgery. I had this type of surgery in 2007 and it took 14 months recovery time due to a collapsed lung from scar tissue resulting from the surgery for a single by-pass. My family doctor suggested holding off as long as possible until the repair of this type can be the correct protocol as opposed to open heart surgery. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have had the procedure done without cracking their chest open.
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