Hello there my father in law had a massive heart attack and they said they would probably do open heart surgery his heart has three blocked arteries and now the doc wants to put in a defibrillator pacemaker trying to understand why they wouldn't do open heart surgery
I don't understand your question, but:
1) I believe bypass surgery (to replace blocked arteries) is not considered "open heart surgery".
2) I believe a defibrillator and pacemaker do not require open heart surgery.
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