List Of Surgeries Done To Your Heart

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) is one of the common surgeries done in heart. The surgery increases the blood flow to the heart and most of the surgeons make use this surgery to people who have severe Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). There are several types of heart disease and several types of surgeries performed in heart too. Here are few types surgery performed in heart.

  1. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

CABG is not the only treatment for treatment for CHD. A non surgical procedure that opens the blocked or the narrow coronary is percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), it is also known as coronary angiopathy. During PCI a thin and flexible tube with a balloon is threaded into the blood vessels and when it reaches the point the balloon becomes inflated to ward off the plaque. Hence it paves the way for blood flow by clearing the passage.

2. Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization

Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization or TMR is a surgery used to treat angina. TMR would be the last sort, when none of the treatments work then doctor would go for go from TMR as a last resort. And once if you had CABG you cannot perform it once again and the TMR is the only way to go. If you perform only the TMR then you can perform it through a small opening in the chest. The full details on how TMR relives angina is still not disclosed but the surgery will alow some of the heart vessels to grow in the heart muscle which could relieve angina.

3. Heart Valve Replacement

The blood must flow in one direction if the heart has to function properly. The heart’s valve will be helpful in performing this action. Each valve is a set of flaps called leaflets. The leaflet allows the blood to flow from one heart chamber to the other heart chamber or into the arteries. Then the leaflet closes tightly to avoid the backflow of the blood. The surgery fixes the heart leaflet that does not open as wide as it has to be.

These are some of the important surgeries performed in the heart and there are also other surgeries they are as follows.

Arrhythmia Treatment

Aneurysm Repair

Heart Transplant

Surgery To Place Ventricular Assist Devices or Total Artificial Hearts

Open-Heart Surgery

Off-Pump Heart Surgery

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery