Hospital Mediterráneo

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.