Clínica Universidad de Navarra

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 with extracorporeal circulation

    DEFINICIÓN:

    El bypass coronario es la alternativa quirúrgica para tratar la obstrucción coronaria. Consiste en desviar la circulación de la sangre alrededor de una parte obstruida de la arteria coronaria. El bypass mejora el flujo sanguíneo cuando las arterias coronarias están obstruidas por placas de colesterol y contribuye  a un buen funcionamiento del corazón.

    DESCRIPCIÓN DEL PROCESO:

    Un bypass coronario puede hacerse con Circulación Extracorpórea o sin ella. En ambos casos se realiza bajo anestesia general y tiene una duración de unas tres o cuatro horas.

  • 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.

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