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Open heart surgery is any surgery where the chest is opened and surgery is done on the heart muscle, valves, arteries, or other parts of the heart (such as the aorta). The term "open" means that the chest is "cut" open. The definition of open heart surgery has become confusing because new procedures are being done on the heart through smaller cuts. Some new procedures are being done with the heart still beating.
Prices can go from $4,500 in India to around $100,000 in USA. There are numerous clinics and hospitals all over the word which offer cheap Open Heart Surgery packages, so that each patient could have a chance to life.
It is even worse if they collapse and die on arrival when the clot dislodges and ends up in their lungs. I guess I can call myself lucky
Read about a patient's experience who had a coronary angiography at Istituto Auxologico Italiano, in Italy.