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Heart Bypass Surgery in Delhi, India

Minimally invasive heart bypass surgery involves no cut on the chest to open it and no need to split the breastbone apart. So, such this minimally invasive surgery is conducted in many of the cardiac surgeries. Instead of opening the chest for the breastbone, thoracotomy incisions are done over the left and right chest and it makes the breastbones to be intact. The minimally invasive heart bypass surgery ...

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Heart Bypass Surgery in Delhi, India

Minimally invasive heart bypass surgery involves no cut on the chest to open it and no need to split the breastbone apart. So, such this minimally invasive surgery is conducted in many of the cardiac surgeries. Instead of opening the chest for the breastbone, thoracotomy incisions are done over the left and right chest and it makes the breastbones to be intact. The minimally invasive heart bypass surgery is also called as MIDCAB,  

CABG has the acronym of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. When the flow of blood and oxygen are restricted because of the severe blockage, CABG is chosen to be performed. The surgery involves taking a healthy blood vessel from other parts of the body and uses it to make the blood flow around the blocked artery area. CABG procedure restores the usual flow of blood to the heart muscles back. The procedure is conducted in many ways and one of the effective ways with least invasive approach used widely is the MIDCAB or Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass.

This surgery is preferred and performed towards the correction of the heart rhythm that is abnormal in both the heart’s upper chambers, which are also called atria. The problem leads decreased flow of blood. This procedure is also called as ‘mini maze’.

Need for the Procedure

When the patient suffers from the coronary arteries blockage in single or double arteries, minimally invasive coronary artery bypass is performed. The blockage is usually at front of the heart. The ischemic heart disease patients, who suffer from insufficient blood flow because of partly or completely blocked coronary arteries.The procedure is decided after the patient is treated with medicine followed by rehabilitation or similar treatments.

Advantages

1. Patients go through much lesser trauma during and after the surgery.

2. Pain is relieved to a greater extent

3. Bleeding is minimized during the surgery

4. The recovery would be much faster than the open surgery.

5. Minimal risk of infection

6. Minimized ICE

7. Decreased stay in hospital

8. Postoperative pulmonary function is improved

9. Cosmetic results are improved

10. Faster return to the regular and normal activities

11. Overall quality of life is improved

12. Overall cost is also decreased to a better extent

Risks

Like any other surgery, minimally invasive heart surgery also has some risks associated with it. The risks that are associated with any kind of surgery are breathing problems,blood loss and clots, heart attack, brain injury, infections of the chest, urinary tract and lungs.

Special risks associated with this coronary artery bypass are arrhythmia or heart rhythm problems, fuzzy thinking, memory loss, chest pain and low grade fever and infection on chest.

Outlook

Complete recovery does take time and the complete benefits are experienced after 3 to 6 months of time. Blockage can be delayed or prevented to comeback by stopping smoking, taking healthy diet for heart, regularize the exercise and by treating high cholesterol, high blood sugar and high blood pressure.