CABG - Heart Surgery in Iran
Best open-heart surgery (CABG) in Iran with the best price
CABG - Heart Surgery in Iran :
- Duration : 10 to 15 Days (Depends on the patient)
• To relieve symptoms of coronary artery disease (including angina)
• To lower the risk of a heart attack or other heart problems
• To enable the patient to resume a normal lifestyle
CABG - HEART SURGERY IN IRAN : ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Open-heart surgery is done to treat heart diseases when other treatments are not workable. In this surgery, the chest will cut open to operate on the muscles, valves, or arteries. The most common type of heart surgery for adult is CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft).
In this procedure a healthy artery or vein is attached to blocked coronary artery so fresh blood can flow in grafted artery (bypass). In spite of the misleading term of open-heart surgery, most of the heart surgeries are operated with small incisions.
Exon in collaboration with cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons in Iran world class hospitals brings you experts in the field. This also includes experienced and friendly manner nurses and staff in quickly and scheduled appointment.
Cause to do open heart surgery
The aim of CABG is correction problems of heart if medication is not effective. Coronary artery bypass is the most common type of heart surgery. CABG is often operated in order to implant medical devices to help heart beat or heart function and blood flow.
It is also performed to:
• Replace or repair heart valve which control blood flow through heart
• Treat structural disorders in the heart
• Treat heart failure or coronary heart disease (CHD)
Preparation for CABG
After complete decision to do CABG surgery you should consult with your surgeon about your current medication (including even over the counter drugs). You should also inform your doctor about you’re past medical and surgical history. Even common cold or flu is important in your current medical situation. Some of the guidelines include stopping smoking and also blood-thinning medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. You should tell your doctor about your allergies or reactions you may have to any medication. This procedure takes three to six hours. Anesthesia is given in this surgery to have a pain free procedure. About 8 to 10 inch cut in the chest is needed. Exon will offer you the relevant leaflet including all necessary information you may need before operation.
Risks of CABG
Nowadays more than 95 percent of CABG surgeries is successful and the risk of death immediately after operation is only 1–2 percent. Some of the probable risks may include:
• Chest wound infection (more common in patients with obesity or diabetes, or those who’ve had a CABG before)
• Heart attack or stroke
• Irregular heartbeat
• Lung or kidney failure
• Chest pain and low fever
• Memory loss or “fuzziness”
• Blood clot
• Blood loss
• Breathing difficulty
What to expect from CABG
After CABG you feel that your symptoms have been subsided, you feel better and about 10 to 15 years you will have no symptoms. It is possible that over the time other arteries will become clogged so another bypass or angioplasty may be needed. The result of CABG outcome strongly depends on your lifestyle and medications. So, you should manage your weight, stress and diet. Exon will offer you a leaflet in terms of instructions you should do for your daily activities.
1. What is CABG procedure?
CABG or artery bypass grafting or bypass surgery is a surgery to treat coronary artery disease (CAD). Moreover, it improves blood circulation to the heart. CABG is also known as heart bypass surgery. This surgery also helps to flow oxygen-rich blood as a new channel to the heart.
2. Who is the candidate for CABG or bypass grafting?
The patients who have sever blockage in their large coronary artery are common CABG candidates. There are different factors that your doctor suggest you to do CABG. Sometimes an emergency basis is the cause of CABG for some patients. In this regard, the state of your cardiovascular system, heart and lungs and even pulse is so important.
3. What should I do before CABG?
Based on the order of your surgeon you should do some diagnostic tests including blood tests, EKG, Echocardiogram, Chest X-ray, cardiac catheterization and angiography. Exon will offer you a leaflet including the required information for preparation for CABG procedure.
4. What will happen during bypass surgery?
Depending on the number of arteries being bypassed it may last typically take 3 to 5 hours. Anesthesia is applied before surgery. During the procedure, your heartbeat, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and breathing are monitored. Moreover a breathing tube is placed in your lungs and is connected to a ventilator to help you breath.
5. What are the types of open heart surgery?
• Aortic valve surgery that aims to repair or replace an aortic valve that is not working correctly.
• Arrhythmia surgery that aims to correct irregular heart rhythms like atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia.
• Congenital heart surgery
• Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
• Heart transplant
6. How is CABG performed in the form of traditional?
CABG involves an incision through chest and also needs the use of a heart-lung machine. Accordingly, the heart is temporarily stopped as a heart-lung machine circulates oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Then heart is restarted with mild electric shocks. You are disconnected from the heart-lung machine, and the fluid drainage tubes are inserted into your chest. Your chest bone will be enclosed by wires and stitches to close the skin incision. Once you are able to breathe on your own, the breathing tube is removed.
7. What position should I sleep after heart surgery?
If you have difficulty in sleeping in post operation process, there are a few sleep positions you can try upright. After surgery and for a few weeks, while your chest bone heals, sleeping upright in a bed can help you to have the most comfort. A neck pillow to support your neck and spine is also suggested.
8. Does the heart stop beating during surgery?
Yes, heart beating is temporarily stopped during operation however a heart lung machine or CPB (cardiopulmonary bypass) maintains life. Through decreasing heart temperature or injection of a preservative can stop heartbeat.
9. How long does it take to stop heart beat?
It takes 30-90 minutes of the 3-6 hours surgery, to stop the heartbeat. The heart-lung machine helps in this procedure. It is notable that this technique has been used for many years with excellent results.
10. How long should I stay in ICU after CABG?
The recovery process will begin in the hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) then will continue in another area of the hospital for three to five days before you go home. Recovery time after discharge from the hospital often takes six weeks or more.
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