Heart surgery

Heart surgery - cardiagram

Cardiac surgery, also called cardiovascular surgery, is surgery on the heart or great vessels performed by cardiac surgeons.

Types of heart surgery

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting or CABG
  • Transmyocardinal laser revascularization
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Arrhythmia treatment
  • Aneurysm repair
  • Heart transplantation
  • Surgery to place ventricular assist devices or total artificial hearts
  • Open-heart surgery
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass or OPCAB
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery

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