Complejo Hospitalario Integral Privado CHIP

Cardiac Surgery

  • Cardiac catheterization

    DEFINITION:

    Cardiac catheterisation is a diagnostic procedure to detect obstructions or narrowing (stenosis) on the coronary arteries. It gives us information about the functioning of the heart, valves and coronary arteries that can be used to prevent a heart attack or angina.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Cardiac catheterisation consists of introducing a catheter into an artery, usually the radial (wrist puncture) or femoral artery (groin puncture).

  • Coronary angioplasty

    DEFINITION:

    Coronary angioplasty a non-surgical alternative to coronary bypass.  Coronary angioplasty dilates the narrowed coronary artery and restores normal blood flow to the heart muscle.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Coronary angioplasty takes place in the Haemodinamics room under local anaesthetic.

    First, a diagnostic catheterisation is conducted to check for arterial obstruction. If coronary artery disease is diagnosed after the cardiac catherisation, an intracoronary guide is inserted.

  • Coronary angioplasty + stent placement

    DEFINITION:

    Coronary angioplasty a non-surgical alternative to coronary bypass.  Coronary angioplasty dilates the narrowed coronary artery and restores normal blood flow to the heart muscle.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Coronary angioplasty takes place in the Haemodinamics room under local anaesthetic.

    First, a diagnostic catheterisation is conducted to check for arterial obstruction. If coronary artery disease is diagnosed after the cardiac catherisation, an intracoronary guide is inserted.

  • Coronary bypass without extracorporeal circulation

    DEFINITION:

    A coronary bypass is the surgical alternative to treat coronary obstructions by cholesterol plaques. It restores blood flow to the heart creating a new route or bypass around the blocked section of the coronary artery.

    Coronary bypass improves heart work and prevent future cardiac problems.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Coronary bypass can be performed with extracorporeal circulation or not. Both surgeries are done under general anesthesia and lasts about three or four hours.

  • Valve repair or replacement without extracorporeal circulation

    DEFINITION:

    The four heart valves open and close to give way to the blood pumped by the heart, always in the same direction.

    If these valves cannot be open completely (stenosis), they do not let enough blood pass.

    It can also be that a valve do not close correctly (Heart failure) and blood goes back and do not  reach the organs correctly.

    These problems cause an extra effort of the heart that can lead to serious diseases such as heart attack, so it is necessary to perform a surgical repair or valve replacement.

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