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CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

Cardio Thoracic Surgery

Synopsis:

There are often cases that require complex cardiac surgeries. That’s why we have specialist surgeons who come with seasoned experience to treat cardiovascular conditions. The latest innovations in heart surgery, such as minimally invasive heart surgery with robot-assisted techniques can be found at Aster Hospital.

Our cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons diagnose and surgically treat rare to complex conditions of the heart, lungs and chest. Our doctors approach every case with an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors so we can provide holistic individualised care. We treat cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of preventable death in the world.

Our team treats many conditions and performs many complex procedures, including heart transplant, aortic valve replacement, open-heart surgery, angioplasty surgery. Other than the usual adult heart diseases, our experts also surgically treat congenital heart problems in children and adults.

Who does what during heart surgery?

  • A highly trained group works as a team.
  • The cardiovascular surgeon heads up the surgery team (mostly multidisciplinary) and performs the key parts of the surgery.
  • The team follows the lead.
  • The nurses are specially trained to assist in heart surgery.

What kinds of heart and blood vessel surgeries are there?

Some of the common heart surgeries are:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Valve Repair or Valve Replacement
  • Arrhythmia surgery
  • Aneurysm Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Heart Transplant
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

How to recover after heart surgery?

The first phase of heart surgery recovery can last from 6 to 8 weeks, so it’s best to take it easy and not do any heavy lifting or exercise. After all, it’s the heart who bears the most amount of physical stress.

  • The doctor will provide you with specific instructions as per your procedure.