Cardiovascular Surgery

A cardiac surgeon is a medical doctor who performs surgery on the heart and the major blood vessels around it. There are several different medical specialties that a cardiac surgeon may fall under, some of which have overlapping areas of focus

What does a cardiac surgeon treat?

Cardiac surgeons can treat any disease, condition or injury that requires surgery to repair or correct. This can include anything from trauma — like from a car crash, stab wound or gunshot — to correcting heart damage from a disease or a condition a person had when they were born. Some of the most common conditions that require a cardiac surgeon include

  • Heart valve diseases.
  • Heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias).
  • Heart failure.
  • Aortic dissection.
  • Congenital heart problems like holes between chambers of the heart, including ventricular septal defect and atrial septal defect.

What procedures are done by cardiac surgeons?

Cardiac surgeons perform a wide range of surgeries and procedures. Some of the most common include

  • Maze procedure.
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Congenital heart surgeries
  • Heart valve repair and replacement procedures
  • Device implantation [pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), etc., which may be performed by a physician who specializes in electrophysiology.
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart) surgery.
  • Heart transplants

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