Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular

Our affiliated cardiovascular surgeons are some of the best in the world, familiar in the areas of angioplasties, valve replacement, minimally invasive surgery and coronary artery bypass. In addition, some of our affiliate surgeons perform cutting edge procedures such as awake bypass surgery.

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  • Procedure Summary Heart transplant is a surgical transplant procedure performed on patients with end-stage heart failure or severe coronary artery disease. This is the most common procedure to remove a person's diseased heart and replace it with a healthy heart from a deceased donor. Ninety percent of heart transplants are done on patients who have end-stage heart failure.

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  • Procedure Summary Coronary angiography is an X-ray examination of the blood vessels or chambers of the heart.Coronary angiography is done to find a blockage in the coronary arteries, which can lead to heart attack. It may be done if you have unstable angina, atypical chest pain, aortic stenosis, or unexplained heart failure.

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  • Procedure Summary Coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to open blocked or narrowed coronary (heart) arteries.If fatty material (atheroma) builds up in the coronary arteries, it causes them to narrow,blood flow decreases,leads to a Heart attack. Angioplasty can be used as an emergency life-saving method during a heart attack. It will very quickly open a blocked artery and minimize the risk to a person's heart.

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  • Procedure Summary There are two main types of replacement heart valves. The first type is the natural valve made of human or animal donor.The second type is an artificial or mechanical valve made of plastic and metal. In general, natural valves require little or no medication and last for 12-15 years. Mechanical valves usually require life-long medications such as blood thinners, but generally last for your entire life.

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  • Procedure Summary Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery in children is performed to repair heart abnormality a child is born with (congenital heart defects) and heart diseases a child gets after birth that need surgery. The surgery is needed for the child’s well-being.

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  • Procedure Summary Minimally invasive cardiac surgery is a surgical technique performed on the diseased heart to reroute blood around clogged arteries and improve the blood and oxygen supply to the heart.Faster recovery time, decreased procedure costs, and reduced morbidity and mortality are the goals of this technique.

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  • Procedure Summary This is one of the most recent developments in cardiac surgeries.The technique involves injecting micro doses of local anesthesia in the chest region while the patient remains awake. Thus, it ensures a painless surgery and makes it safe for those patients who might be at high risk due to general anesthesia.

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  • Procedure Summary Heart valve surgery is a technique that uses smaller incisions to repair or replace heart valves. This means there is less pain. Minimally invasive surgery also reduces the length of the hospital stay and the recovery time.

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  • Procedure Summary The only treatment for aortic valve disease is open-heart surgery with aortic valve replacement, where the old valve is removed completely and replaced with an artificial valve.This procedure can be performed when the valve can either become leaky (aortic insufficiency) or partially blocked (aortic stenosis).

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  • Procedure Summary Mitral valve replacement is a cardiac surgery procedure in which a patient’s mitral valve from the heart is replaced by a different valve.When the valve becomes too tight and blood can not flow to the left venricle, called Mitral valve stenosis.When the ventricle is too loose, blood can leak into left atrium and back up into the lung, called Mitral valve regurgitation. A mitral valve replacement / repair is done to treat severe cases of heart valve stenosis, mitral valve prolapse, or other valvular diseases.
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