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Surgical interventions / treatments

Sometimes your doctor will recommend that you need a surgical intervention to help control your symptoms. Heart surgery can be planned in advance or performed as part of emergency treatment. It can help to:

Apart from emergency situations, it is important that you are prepared for surgery and know what it involves as well as what the risks are. If you have to wait for your surgery, try to use the time positively and prepare yourself, e.g. by making any necessary changes to your lifestyle that will reduce your risk of future heart disease.

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