Apollo Heart Institute

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Procedure:

Cardiothoracic Surgery involves the treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the chest (thorax), including treatment of conditions of the heart (heart disease) and lungs (lung disease). The Center of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, India, is a Center of Excellence, which attracts thousands of patients, including international patients and performs virtually every type of heart surgery. The Center has performed over 1,65,000 surgeries making it one of the most experienced heart care centers in South East Asia. The cardio surgical unit has performed a wide range of surgeries - from neonatal open heart surgeries to aneurysm surgeries to heart transplants, with excellent results.

CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)

A form of heart surgery that redirects blood around clogged arteries to increase blood flow and oxygen to the heart. The cardiac surgeons at Apollo Hospitals, India have great expertise and experience with CABG surgeries. We are versatile and handle critically ill patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction or diffusely diseased vessels. As we avoid the heart - lung machine, we can take on patients for CABG even when there are associated morbidities such as renal disease, compromised lung function or other coexisting diseases. We do total arterial revascularization of the heart off-pump with varying configurations of arterial conduits such as left/right internal mammary arteries, radial arteries, and gastro-epiploic arteries individualized to patient's requirements.

Major Indications:

  • Left main artery disease or equivalent.
  • Triple vessel disease.
  • Failed PTCA.
  • Occlusion of grafts from previous CABGs.