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  • aorta
  • The oxygen-rich ("red") blood then returns to the left heart, via the pulmonary veins, and is pumped through the aorta to the rest of the body, including the heart muscle itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • With d-TGA, deoxygenated blood from the right heart is pumped immediately through the aorta and circulated to the body and the heart itself, bypassing the lungs altogether, while the left heart pumps oxygenated blood continuously back into the lungs through the pulmonary artery. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgery
  • However, complex d-TGA may cause a very slight increase to length and risk of the corrective surgery, as most or all other heart defects will normally be repaired at the same time, and the heart becomes "irritated" the more it is manipulated. (wikipedia.org)
  • blood
  • This is because the left-to-right and bidirectional shunting caused by the defects common to complex d-TGA allow a higher amount of oxygen-rich blood to enter the systemic circulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • these areas are furthest from the heart, and since the circulated blood is not fully oxygenated to begin with, very little oxygen reaches the peripheral arteries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is a procedure used to open blocked coronary arteries (caused by coronary artery disease) and restore blood flow to the heart muscle without open-heart surgery. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Coronary angioplasty helps improve the blood supply to your heart muscle by widening narrowed coronary arteries and allowing blood to flow through again. (medifriend.org)
  • Angioplasty can help to relieve angina symptoms and is also used as an emergency treatment for people who've had a heart attack. (medifriend.org)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • This prospective study examined types, frequency and time dependency of the electrophysiologic manifestation of the sinus node dysfunction after the Cox-maze III procedure-the technique of choice for the management of medically refractory atrial fibrillation-in patients with organic heart disease, chronic fixed atrial fibrillation and no preoperatively overt dysfunction of the sinus node. (onlinejacc.org)
  • The Maze procedure is a type of heart surgery to treat atrial fibrillation. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Closure
  • This minimally invasive procedure eliminates the need for cardiac surgery, involves delivering a specialized ASD closure device (which looks like a clam shell) by guiding a tube through the groin, and it results in a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery with similar efficacy compared to previous treatment methods, which involved invasive heart surgery. (holy-cross.com)
  • In 15 adult patients, standard electrocardiogram, 24-h Holter monitoring, power spectral analysis of heart variability, exercise testing, Valsalva maneuver and rapid positional changes were performed 3, 6 and 12 months after the Cox-maze III procedure and mitral valve surgery or closure of atrial septal defect. (onlinejacc.org)
  • Cardiac surgery had begun slowly in the 1940s with just a handful of operations that could be done without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass: closure of a patent ductus, 2 coarctation repair, 3 the Blalock-Taussig shunt, 4 mitral commisurotomy, 5 and in the early 1950s closure of atrial septal defects with the use of hypothermia 6 or the Gross well. (perfusion.com)
  • open heart s
  • For some patients, we use an interventional transcatheter approach to offer minimally invasive procedures that result in small incisions in the skin, rather than open heart surgery. (massgeneral.org)
  • The world of cardiac care has come a long way since the first open-heart surgery, says Dr. Vincent Gott, professor of cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. (washingtontimes.com)
  • In late 1953, no one ever thought that open-heart surgery for complicated defects might be successfully accomplished. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Performing the first open heart surgery in 1958, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center is a leader in cardiac care. (sjhsyr.org)
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), also called heart bypass, bypass, or open heart surgery, represents the surgical treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). (sjhsyr.org)
  • 13. The method of claim 12 , wherein the step of implanting the stent is performed by inserting the stent through a myocardium of either a left ventricle or a left atrium during open heart surgery. (google.ca)
  • oxygen-rich
  • A ventricular septal defect allows oxygen-rich (red) blood to pass from the left ventricle, through the opening in the septum, and then mix with oxygen-poor (blue) blood in the right ventricle. (chd-uk.co.uk)
  • The goal is to relieve angina (chest pain or discomfort that may occur if an area of your heart muscle doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood) and reduce the risk of death from coronary artery disease. (sjhsyr.org)
  • diseases
  • Diseases and conditions of the heart's muscle make it hard for our heart to properly pump blood. (medifriend.org)
  • It is prescribed for treating high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, kidney diseases in diabetics or diabetic nephropathy, left ventricular hypertrophy or enlargement of the left side walls of the heart, and isolated systolic hypertension. (medindia.net)
  • Waist to height ratio Calculator is a simple health tool to assess risk of Heart diseases, metabolic disorders. (medindia.net)
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Even when heart surgeries are performed, many of them have become more efficient, says Dr. Paul Corso, chief of cardiac surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Northwest. (washingtontimes.com)
  • The cardiac surgery team includes the cardiac surgeon, cardiac anesthesiologist, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, perfusionists (those who run the heart-lung machine), surgical techs, OR, ICU and step-down unit nurses, physical therapists, social workers and case managers. (sjhsyr.org)
  • methods
  • Methods of using such a cannula are also disclosed, particularly to provide cannulation through a minimally invasive port incision, and to thereafter displace the tissues and organs adjacent an intercostal access port upon inflation and expansion of the generally cylindrical balloon. (google.com)
  • cardiopulmonary bypass
  • At our center, along with safe application of peripheral and central cardiopulmonary bypass and adequate myocardial protection, adequate exposure was achieved using a self-retaining retractor for the upper part of the incision. (biomedcentral.com)