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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.

Beating Heart Surgery

Coronary Bypass Surgeries are performed using contemporary techniques including the off-pump bypass. Over 99.6% of the surgeries are "off-pump" or "beating heart" surgeries. During off-pump or beating heart surgery, the heart-lung machine is not used. The surgeon uses advanced operating equipment to stabilize (hold) portions of the heart and bypass the blocked artery in a highly controlled operative environment. Meanwhile, the rest of the heart keeps pumping and circulating blood to the body. This offers patients faster post-operative recovery and extracts less of a toll on their systems.

Heart Valve Replacement Surgery

Specialized surgery which is performed for the treatment of abnormalities like Mitral Regurgitation (MR) (a valvular heart disease which results in the abnormal leaking of blood through the mitral valve, from the left ventricle into the left atrium of the heart), or Aortic Stenosis (a condition where the aortic valve becomes narrower than normal, impeding the flow of blood) are routinely performed.

Thoracic Surgery

Extensive and challenging thoracic procedures (lung, esophagus, etc.) are undertaken by our thoracic surgeons with the best results. These include operations for removal of malignancies from the lung and esophagus. They perform minimally invasive procedures on the lung and esophagus as well as VATS (Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery)

Emergency Cardiac Surgery

Surgeries for treatment of complications caused by the dilatation of the aorta (aortic aneurysm), problems caused by irregular heart beat (arrhythmias - such as atrial fibrillation), heart failure, Marfan syndrome - a genetic disorder that causes cardiovascular abnormalities and other less common conditions are performed extensively.

Keyhole Angioplasty

The Keyhole Angioplasty, is considered an alternative to the conventional bypass surgery, as it is less time consuming, takes less than an hour. The major advantage of the procedure is that it is non-surgical in nature, which means lesser hospital stay and quicker recovery. This procedure is supported by the use of advanced techniques, new generation drug eluting stents and adjunctive Imaging Technology of IVUS (Intravascular Ultrasound), giving a virtual view of the inside of the arteries which makes this procedure simple.

OCT Technique - Optical Coherence Tomography

OCT - Optical Coherence Tomography is a light based catheter which acquires on an image (photo) inside the heart blood vessel. OCT is a recently-developed, catheter-based Intravascular Imaging Technology that provides micron-scale resolution. It is a laser light equivalent of ultrasound imaging, measuring the intensity of backscattered infrared light rather than sound waves, and translates these optical echoes into a high-resolution, two-dimensional tomographic image. OCT has the highest imaging resolution of any currently-available technology.

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