The department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) at Vasundhara Heart Care offer a broad spectrum of the latest procedures in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. The surgeons in this department are highly qualified, experienced and are trained in reputed institutes. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is the most common procedure performed and a vast majority of these are beating heart surgeries. This decreases the length of stay and complications for patients.
The department of CTVS is well supported by round the clock Cardiac Surgery Consultant, Cardiac Anesthesia Consultant, laboratory, ICU, radiology and emergency services to ensure patients receive highest level of care in a timely manner.
An 8 bedded dedicated and fully equipped intensive care (adjacent to the operating units) provides care by specially trained nurse’s day & night. Our primary goal is to provide our patients with best personalized treatment options available in surgical care. We specialize in:
(i) Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG):
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a type of surgery that improves blood flow to the heart. It's used for people who have severe coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease.CABG is the most common type of open-heart surgery. CHD is a condition in which a substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. Plaque can narrow or block the coronary arteries and reduce blood flow to the heart muscle. If the blockage is severe, chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, and in some cases heart attack can occur. CABG is one treatment for CHD. During CABG, a healthy artery or vein from the body is connected, or grafted, to the blocked coronary artery. The grafted artery or vein bypasses the blocked portion of the coronary artery. This creates a new passage, and oxygen-rich blood is routed around the blockage to the heart muscle.
(ii) Valve Surgeries:
Heart valve surgery is used to repair or replace diseased heart valves. Blood that flows between different chambers of a heart must flow through a heart valve. Blood that flows out of a heart into large arteries must also flow through a heart valve. These valves open up enough so that blood can flow through. They then close, keeping blood from flowing backward.
There are 4 valves in your heart: Aortic valve | Mitral valve | Tricuspid valve | Pulmonic valve
The aortic valve is the most common valve to be replaced. The mitral valve is the most common valve to be repaired. Only rarely is the tricuspid valve or the pulmonic valve repaired or replaced.
(iii) Congenital heart surgery: :
Congenital heart disease is a general term referring to defects occurring in the heart, valves, or arteries. As there are numerous types of congenital heart disease, likewise there are numerous procedures for correcting and/or treating these defects.
Types of Congenital Heart Surgery Surgery becomes necessary when non-invasive procedures fail to correct a heart defect.
There are two types of congenital heart surgery:
Reparative congenital heart surgery: This procedure is used to correct the heart defect.
Palliative congenital heart surgery: A surgical procedure that relieves pain but doesn’t necessarily correct the actual defect.
(iv) Thoracic Surgery:
All thoracic surgical procedures like lung resections decortications, volume reduction surgery are undertaken by dedicated team of Thoracic Surgeons.
(v) Vascular Surgery:
Peripheral vascular disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and carotid artery disease are appropriately handled by dedicated surgeons when indicated.