It’s the last resort. When non-surgical treatments and medications prove ineffective, surgery will be the only way to remove or destroy heart tissue causing your problem, such as coronary artery blockage.
At ARMC, you are thoroughly evaluated to determine whether or not you need heart surgery.
The three major types of surgery are:
Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic).
One or more small incisions, about the size of a dime, are made. Advantages:
Minimally invasive techniques are used, when possible, for:
Not every heart patient is a candidate for laparoscopic surgery.
Open Heart Surgery
Insertion of a pacemaker: A medical device, smaller than a matchbox. It works to regulate your heart beat.