What is Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery? Your heart is located in the center of your chest. It is surrounded by your rib cage and protected by your breastbone. Your heart’s job is to keep blood continually circulating throughout your body. Sometimes, these blood vessels can narrow or become blocked by deposits of fat, cholesterol and other substances collectively … Read More
What is a Permanent Pacemaker Implant? The heart is located in the center of the chest, enclosed by the breast bone and rib cage. By contracting in a rhythmic way, it causes the blood in your body to circulate. A normally functioning heart beats at a rate of between 60 and 100 contractions per minute. These contractions are triggered by … Read More
What is a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG Off-Pump)? When the surgeon removes a portion of a blood vessel from the patient’s leg or chest, most probably the left internal mammary artery and the saphenous vein to bypass the old, diseased coronary artery and to build a new pathway for blood to reach the heart muscle. These transplanted vessels are called … Read More
What is a Stent Implantation Coronary Angioplasty? In simple terms, a balloon angioplasty with stent insertion is a procedure used to increase the amount of blood flowing through the coronary artery.
What is a Cardiac Catheterization? In simple terms, a cardiac catheterization is a diagnostic procedure used when your doctor believes that blood is not flowing normally in and/ or around your heart. During a cardiac catheterization, a heart specialist will insert a thin tube into an artery in the arm or leg and gently guide it towards the problem area … Read More
What is a Coronary Artery Balloon Angioplasty? During a balloon angioplasty, a heart specialist will insert a thin tube into an artery in your arm or leg and gently guide it towards the problem area in your heart. Once the tube is in place, a small balloon is briefly inflated in order to widen the narrowed artery. During and after … Read More
What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)? An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is an aneurysm a bulge or swelling in a blood vessel. Your doctor has determined that a portion of the aorta passing through your abdomen – the area between your legs and your chest – has developed a blood clot. In most cases these clots are caused by … Read More