Coronary Artery Bypass
This is most common cardiac procedure used
to restore or increase blood flow through the heart in patients with coronary artery
disease. In most cases blocked arteries are bypassed using a chest wall artery or veins
taken from the leg, thereby restoring normal blood circulation. Surgeons in ACTV have
performed more than 10,000 successful coronary artery bypass surgeries.
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explanation of a Coronary Artery Bypass
Cardiac Valve Replacement and Repair
A dysfunctional heart valve causes the
heart to pump inefficiently and can lead to an enlarged heart, rupture and heart failure.
Replacement usually involves implantation of a new mechanical or biological valve. Valve
repair often involves removal of calcification or the excision of defective tissue.
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