The Centre for Heart Disease at Yashoda Hospital specializes in offering effective surgical treatment for long term relief from coronary artery disease. Coronary Artery Disease is one of the most common heart problems. Blocked or narrowed arteries are one of the major reasons for heart surgeries worldwide. The team of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at the Yashoda Hospital takes care of all the procedures, including the complex ones.
The centre leads in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and enjoys a high success rate in caring for patients with serious blockage. The team is competently backed by advanced equipment and well provided diagnostic labs.
The surgeons' team is ably supported by state-of-the-art hi-tech technology and fully equipped diagnostic labs to perform Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABS). It holds a proven record of conducting the most complex surgeries with a high success rate.
What Is Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery?
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABS) is a type of surgery that is executed over patients suffering from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). The surgery improves blood flow to the heart by redirecting blood around a section of a blocked or partially blocked artery in your heart. The CABS procedure involves taking a healthy blood vessel from the patient's leg, arm, or chest and connecting it beyond the heart's blocked arteries.
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), also called Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque (plak) tends to build up inside the coronary arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart.
Over time, the plaque in the arteries hardens or rupture (break open). This plaque narrows the passage of oxygen-rich blood into the arteries, causing chest pain or discomfort called angina.
The four primary coronary arteries in the heart are:
What Are The Indicators For Blocked/Narrowed Arteries?
Following are the signs and symptoms which indicate towards blocked or narrowed arteries:
What Are The Causes Of Coronary Heart Disease?
There are certain health conditions and lifestyle issues that may trigger plaque formation in arteries, which are:
What Are The Conditions We Treat Under Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery?
Some of the major conditions we treat with Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery are:
How Is Coronary Heart Disease Diagnosed?
Nobody wants to suffer from heart disease, but we all should be ready to face any situation. It is better to get tested before one suffers from a heart attack. Many diagnostic tests can ascertain the condition of your arteries. You may need to go for more than one test, depending on your situation. Yashoda Centre for Heart Disease has an exclusive diagnostic centre for conducting various tests and scans that help doctors decide the right treatment for you. After your physical examination, your cardiologist might ask you to go for the following tests:
What Is The Procedure Of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery?
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, also called Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), is recommended in multiple blockages.
Before the Procedure
Suppose your Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery is not in emergency conditions. In that case, your doctor will first admit you to the hospital and then perform the surgery, which generally takes between three and six hours and requires general anaesthesia.
For general anaesthesia, a surgeon inserts a breathing tube through the mouth of the patient. The breathing tube is attached to a ventilator, which aids breathing to the patient during and immediately after the surgery.
During the Procedure
After the Procedure
A patient has to spend a day or two in the intensive care unit for monitoring purposes. However, the overall recovery time is around 12 weeks. Many people continue to remain symptom-free and feel better after surgery. However, they have to take certain precautions for a lifetime to improve their quality of life.
What Are The Precautions One Must Take To Avoid Coronary Heart Disease?
Some of the major precautions must take to avoid Coronary Heart Disease include:
Are There Any Complications Involved?
A patient might have complications during or after the surgery. Possible complications include:
A patient must seek the immediate help of the doctor if the complications do not improve.