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Types of Heart Surgeries

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Types of Heart Surgeries

Heart-related problems do not always require surgery. Sometimes they will be addressed with lifestyle changes, medications or nonsurgical procedures. For example, catheter ablation uses energy to form small scars in your heart tissue to stop abnormal electrical signals from moving through your heart. Coronary angioplasty may be a minimally invasive procedure during which a stent is inserted into a narrowed or blocked arteria coronaria to carry it open. Nonetheless, surgery is often needed to address problems such as heart failure, plaque buildup that partially or totally blocks blood flow in a coronary artery, faulty heart valves, dilated or diseased major blood vessels (such because the aorta) and abnormal heart rhythms. There are many types of heart surgery. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which is a component of the National Institutes of Health, lists the subsequent as among the foremost common coronary surgical procedures.

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