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Heart Surgery

Waiting for surgery

Once you decide to have the surgery, your name is put on the cardiac surgery wait list.

The wait time for your surgery depends on many things, including:

  • the date you were referred to the heart surgeon​
  • your priority level
  • the number of people in each priority level
  • how bad your heart condition and symptoms are
Your priority level is decided based on your diagnosis and symptoms. If your condition changes while you're waiting for surgery, call your family doctor, cardiologist, or surgeon.​​

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