Open Heart Surgery

Open Heart Surgeon In Bhavnagar

Surgery where the heart is stopped, opened and internal structural defects are corrected. During the period when the Heart is stopped. Circulation throughout the body is maintained by a special machine ( Cardio Pulmonary bypass machine ).

-Open heart bypass surgery is done to correct
-Heart valve defect ( valve repair or replacement )
-Congenital Heart disease (I.e. defect of Heart which is present since birth )

What Is Open Heart Surgery?
Open heart surgery is an inpatient operation performed by a cardiothoracic surgeon or heart transplant surgeon in a hospital under general anesthesia. This type of surgery may be scheduled or performed emergently, depending on the patient’s medical circumstances.

During open heart surgery, the surgeon makes a large incision in the middle of the patient’s chest. The breastbone (which is connected to the ribcage) is then cut in half lengthwise and spread apart in order to expose the heart within the chest cavity.

Once the heart is exposed, the patient is connected to a heart-lung bypass machine. This machine takes over the heart’s function, pumping oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. As a result, the surgeon is able to operate on a “still” heart (i.e., one that is not beating and has no blood flowing through it).

Open heart surgery may be performed for many different reasons. Most commonly, it is used to bypass a diseased heart (coronary) artery—what’s called a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)