Cardiovascular surgery or cardiac surgery is popularly known as heart surgery. Heart surgery is recommended to patients who suffer from cardiac disorders, such as faulty valves, hole in the heart, and weakening of the cardiac walls. Cardiac surgery is the only option when all medical management fails to deliver results.
Heart surgery is performed to correct several types of heart problems. There are many types of heart surgeries, like coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
Heart surgery can fix problems in the heart valves and arteries, restore blood flow, or replace a diseased heart altogether.
Types of Heart Surgery
Surgery to repair or replace aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections.
Aortic valve surgery
Surgery to repair or replace an aortic valve that is not working correctly.
A surgical procedure to correct irregular heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia.
Congenital heart surgery
Corrective surgery to fix or treat a genetic heart defect.
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
A surgical procedure used in which the blocked portion of the coronary artery is bypassed with another piece of blood vessel.
A surgical option to treat advanced heart failure, a condition that occurs when the heart can't pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the needs of the body's organs.
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
A mechanical device which aids in the pumping function of the blood.
Left ventricular remodeling/surgical ventricular restoration
A technique that provides the heart with a more normal shape after a heart attack, allowing it to pump blood more efficiently.
A surgical treatment option that removes a portion of the enlarged heart wall.
Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)
A procedure used to relieve severe angina or chest pain in patients who aren't candidates for bypass surgery or angioplasty.
Heart valve surgery used to repair or replace diseased heart valves.