Clínica Rotger

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.

  • Valve repair or replacement with 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 does not close correctly (heart failure) and blood goes back and don not  reach 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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