Off-pump bypass surgery
Off-pump bypass or "beating-heart" surgery keeps a person's heart beating during and after heart surgery, typically resulting in less blood loss, lower risk of stroke and shorter hospital stays. According to the American Heart Association, approximately 30 percent of the 500,000 coronary artery bypass surgeries performed in the U.S. annually are off-pump procedures, and that number is growing.
Heart valve repair and replacement
Heart valve repair and replacement helps correct problems when a person's heart valves are not closing correctly or completely. These problems may be due to congenital defects or valve damage cause by aortic stenosis.
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
Coronary artery bypass grafting is a type of surgery that helps improve blood flow to the heart. It is used for individuals who have severe coronary artery disease, when plaque builds inside a person's coronary arteries and restricts blood flow.
Repair of thoracic aneurysm
Thoracic aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge in a weakened wall of the aorta. If left unrepaired, it can cause a variety of symptoms and often life-threatening complications.
Homografting replaces an organ using a donor's organ. Aortic homografting, one type of this procedure, replaces a problematic aorta with a healthy valve.
Pacemaker and cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) implants
Pacemaker and cardioverter defibrillator implants are surgically placed inside the body to help regulate, maintain and stimulate normal heart rhythm. Pacemakers may be used to treat syncope, congestive heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Pulmonary surgery is performed to repair pulmonary arteries, the vessels supplying blood to the lungs.
Aortic dissection is a potentially life-threatening condition in which there is bleeding into and along the wall of the aorta. It is sometimes treated with medication, but surgery may also be required to repair the damaged aorta.
Endovascular aneurysm repair
Endovascular aneurysm repair uses a stent to reline a blood vessel, thereby decreasing the probability of an aneurysm rupturing.
Repair of congenital defects in adults
Congenital heart defects are problems with the structure of the heart. They are present at birth and can often be repaired by surgery.
Cardiac and thoracic trauma
Cardiac and thoracic trauma is common following accidents, and surgery is often required to repair the damage to critical organs and systems.
Transmyocardial revascularization is a surgical procedure that improves blood flow to areas of the heart not treated with angioplasty or surgery. It is used to treat inoperable coronary artery disease patients with angina.