OHSU Healthcare Topic Search: Heart Surgery
Robotic cardiac surgery is a form of heart surgery performed through tiny incisions in the chest. Thanks to the use of tiny instruments and robotic devices, surgeons are able to perform several types of heart surgery in a way that is much less invasive than other types of heart surgery.
Cardiac Catheterization Animation (animation)
Often called cardiac cath, this procedure can diagnose certain heart conditions and provide valuable information about your heart function. It may be performed to assess the coronary arteries, heart valves, and function of the heart muscle. A cardiac cath may also help determine the need for future heart surgery or other treatments.
Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) and Stent Placement (tests & procedures)
During percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), a special catheter (long hollow tube) is inserted into coronary arteries that are blocked as a result of coronary artery disease (CAD), restoring arterial blood flow to the heart tissue without open-heart surgery.
Glossary of terms relating to surgery in children
< Jul. 25, 2012 > -- Getting a new hip or knee is an increasingly common procedure in the U.S., but a new study warns that people who have these surgeries have a 30 times greater chance of a heart attack within two weeks afterward.
Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery (tests & procedures)
Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is a treatment option when the heart valves become damaged or diseased and do not function properly.
Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery (tests & procedures)
Femoral popliteal (also called femoropopliteal) bypass surgery is a surgical procedure that may be used to treat severe blockage due to plaque in the femoral artery. The femoral and popliteal arteries are located in the legs.
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) (tests & procedures)
Coronary artery bypass surgery is performed to treat a blockage or narrowing of one or more of the coronary arteries, thus restoring the blood supply to the heart muscle.
Truncus arteriosus occurs when the aorta and the pulmonary artery fail to separate completely during fetal development.
AV canal is a complex heart problem that involves several abnormalities of structures inside the heart.
Bacterial endocarditis is an infection of the lining of the heart. This infection can occur in anyone who has congenital heart disease.
Many surgeons order routine laboratory tests before admission to the hospital, or even before certain outpatient procedures, to identify potential problems that might complicate surgery if not detected and treated early.