Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: This is a standard surgical treatment recommended in cases in which a heart's own arteries have become blocked and can no longer supply the muscle of the heart with adequate blood flow. The cardiac surgeon re-routes the flow of blood around a blocked artery, much like a street detour bypasses a closed avenue or overpass by re-routing the flow of traffic around the obstruction. To create the bypass, the surgeon takes a healthy blood vessel from another part of the body and attaches one end above the blockage and the other below the blockage. This bypassed section is not removed.
Valve Repair and Replacement: This procedure, one type of open heart surgery, is performed when natural heart valves fail to function correctly, either due to disease (such as rheumatic fever) or age. Whenever possible, the surgeon will try to repair the malfunctioning valve, but when that is not possible, the entire valve can be replaced with a mechanical valve.
Combination Bypass and Valve Surgery: Some patients might require a combined bypass and valve surgery to repair a faulty valve and bypass blocked arteries at the same time. This is a complex open heart surgery.
EP Studies & Ablations
- Spiritual Health Services
- Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
- State-of-the-art drug regimen
- Cardiovascular risk screening
- 30 minute Emergency Room treatment protocols for chest pain
- Electrocardiography (EKG)
- Stress testing and Holter monitoring
- Echocardiography, including transesophageal echo
- Cardiac nuclear medicine testing
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nutritional counseling
- Meditation and relaxation