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What is Coronary Care Surgery & How its Done


Coronary care surgery redirects blood around a section of a blocked or partially blocked artery in your heart to improve blood flow to your heart muscle. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: What is Coronary Care Surgery & How its Done

Coronary Care Surgery
Coronary Care Surgery - Make Plans For Recovery
After Your Surgery
  • If your doctor tells you that you need a coronary
    artery bypass operation on your heart, youve
    probably got a lot of questions.
  • Your coronary arteries supply your heart muscle
    with blood.
  • If they have too much plaque built up in them, it
    can narrow or even block your blood from passing
  • If your heart cant get enough blood or oxygen,
    you can have a heart attack.

What is the procedure?
  • The procedure involves taking a healthy blood
    vessel from your leg, arm or chest and connecting
    it beyond the blocked arteries in your heart.
  • Although Coronary care surgery doesn't cure the
    heart disease that caused the blockages
    (atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease), it
    can ease symptoms, such as chest pain and
    shortness of breath.
  • For some people, this procedure can improve heart
    function and reduce the risk of dying of heart

Why it's done
  • Coronary care surgery is one option if you have a
    blocked artery to your heart.
  • Your doctor might consider it if
  • You have severe chest pain caused by narrowing of
    several of the arteries that supply your heart
    muscle, leaving the muscle short of blood during
    even light exercise or at rest.
  • You have more than one diseased coronary artery,
    and the heart's main pumping chamber the left
    ventricle isn't functioning well.

  • Your left main coronary care surgery is severely
    narrowed or blocked. This artery supplies most of
    the blood to the left ventricle.
  • You have an artery blockage for which temporarily
    inserting and inflating a tiny balloon to widen
    the artery (angioplasty) isn't appropriate,
    you've had a previous angioplasty or placement of
    a small wire mesh tube (stent) to hold the artery
    open that hasn't been successful, or you've had
    stent placement, but the artery has narrowed
    again (restenosis).
  • Coronary care surgery might also be performed in
    emergency situations, such as a heart attack, if
    you're not responding to other treatments.
  • Even with coronary bypass surgery, you'll need to
    make lifestyle changes after surgery.

  • Before your surgery, youll get blood tests,
    chest X-rays, and an electrocardiogram (EKG).
  • Your doctor may also do an X-ray procedure called
    a coronary angiogram.
  • It uses a special dye to show how the blood moves
    through your arteries.
  • Your doctor will also let you know if you need to
    make any changes to your diet or lifestyle before
    the surgery and make any changes to medicines you

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