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HEART SURGERY

10/05/2012 What is Open Heart Surgery ?
A brass tacks description of how surgeons open the heart to correct defects.
08/09/2011 Heart Valve Disease and Pregnancy
A look at the problem posed by heart valve disease during the course of a pregnancy, and the management options available including open heart surgery.
11/02/2010 Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty Support for the failing heart
A look at a unique operation to help treat the patient with end stage heart failure.
05/25/2009 The Batista Operation
The spotlight is focussed on this decade's most exciting and newsworthy innovative operation for heart failure.
12/28/2009 Minimally Invasive Coronary Surgery (MICAS)
This week we focus on coronary bypass using the principle of minimal invasion heart surgery.
12/21/2008 Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
We kickstart a series of articles on the hottest advance in heart surgery this year with an introduction to the concept of MICS.
02/01/2008 Minimally Invasive Direct CABG MIDCAB
The direct connection of a graft to a diseased coronary artery through a tiny incision without using the heart lung machine.
01/25/2007 Off Pump CABG
When CABG is performed without using the heartlung machine, the illeffects of surgery are considerably reduced.
01/18/2006 Port Access CABG
Coronary artery bypass grafts can now be placed through tiny "portholes" in the chest wall.
01/11/2005 Minimally Invasive Congenital Heart Surgery
See how this exciting concept has found application in treating birth defects of the heart.
01/04/2004 Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery
This week, the view shifts to valve repair and replacement operations using the minimally invasive concept.
08/10/2004 Conduits in Coronary Artery Bypass
A analysis of the relative merits and demerits of the different conduits that might be used in a CABG.
08/03/2002 Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting History and Technique
A deeper look into the most commonly performed operation on the heart, and a stroll down memory lane.
07/27/2001 Treatment options for coronary artery disease An overview
Many treatment options exist for proven coronary atherosclerosis. Here is a bird's eye view of what is stateoftheart.
06/21/2000 Post Operative Care after CABG
A part of a MultiGuide Special on Care after Open Heart Surgery, this article explains surgical aspects of management after CABG.
06/15/1999 Homograft Valve replacement for Aortic Stenosis
A homograft to replace a narrow aortic valve may be the best alternative to a native valve.
06/08/1999 Valve Repair and Replacement as treatment for Aortic Stenosis
Repairing or replacing the diseased aortic valve with an artificial prosthesis are discussed in this article.
01/04/1998 Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery
This week, the view shifts to valve repair and replacement operations using the minimally invasive concept.
11/23/1998 Palliative Operations for Tetralogy of Fallot
A short account of the various shunt procedures that pave the way to later corrective surgery.
09/14/1997 Mustard Operation for TGA Options for RV failure
Right ventricle failure in the long term is a limiting factor in the success of atrial switch for TGA. An account of options available in this situation.
09/07/1997 Outcome after Mustard Operation for TGA
The older atrial switch operation for TGA has many survivors. A look at what kind of outcome can be expected for them.
06/22/1996 Pulmonary Autograft (Ross Operation) for Aortic Stenosis
Using the patient's own pulmonary valve to replace a diseased aortic valve combines advantages of a homograft with the benefits of using autologous tissue.
01/11/1996 Minimally Invasive Congenital Heart Surgery
See how this exciting concept has found application in treating birth defects of the heart.


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