Estimated minute read 

Cardiac surgery is a procedure that repairs one or more defects in the heart. This can include valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and coronary artery angioplasty.

Do I Need To See A Cardiac Surgeon?

The internet is full of information and misinformation about cardiac surgery. The goal of this blog post is to provide an overview for patients considering a heart valve, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), or mitral valve replacement procedure.
The cardiopulmonary system helps to circulate blood throughout the body by pumping oxygen-rich blood from the heart through arteries in veins back to the heart.

How might a cardiac surgical procedure help me?

Cardiac Surgery is a surgical procedure performed to repair or replace the heart's valves, vessels, and walls. The goal of this surgery is to improve blood flow in your body by relieving symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath.

Driving after having hip arthroplasty

How long after hip surgery can you drive

What types of cardiac surgeons are there?

Cardiothoracic surgeons are specialists who operate on the heart, lungs, and other thoracic (chest), organs. They perform surgery and diagnose and treat disease.

Cardiothoracic surgery's main focus areas are:

  • Adult cardiac surgery
  • General thoracic surgery
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Heart and lung transplants

Monitoring patients in intensive care. Although cardiothoracic surgery can be performed safely, complications such as death, stroke, infection and problems with the heart rhythm may occur.

Cardiothoracic surgeons not only perform surgery but also manage the various conditions that they specialize in. This includes attending outpatient clinics, multidisciplinary team meetings, and ward rounds.

Cardiac surgeons perform a variety of surgeries, including:

Thoracic surgeonsPerform a variety of surgeries including:

Heart surgeons for congenital heart conditionsTreat heart disease in babies and children who have had it since birth. These conditions include

What options do I have if I have heart failure?

Cardiac surgery is a life-saving procedure that can be very effective for patients with heart diseases. It requires highly specialized and trained medical professionals to perform the operation, which often takes hours. The patient will need to spend some time in the hospital after having this type of surgery, but may recover fully within weeks or months. Patients who are considering cardiac surgery should speak with their physician about any risks associated with the procedure as well as what it would mean for them moving forward if they decide not to have the surgery done.

Driving after having hip arthroplasty

How long after hip surgery can you drive