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What Is The Surgical Procedure To Fix A Heart Flutter
Ablation: Ablation is a technique performed in in electrophysiology laboratory where the electrical behavior of the heart is mechanically altered. Although this is an invasive procedure, it is not technically surgery. Early in the history of ablation, surgical ablation was performed. Now that the percutaneous techniques have been refined, surgery is rarely performed for atrial flutter.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bypass surgery: ... Uses blood vessels from your body, like veins from your leg or arteries from your chest or arms, to route blood around blockages in the arteries that distribute blood to your heart (so the blockage is "bypassed"). Your doctor can go into more detail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 options available: An atrial septal defect (ASD) can be closed in 2 ways. One is through open heart surgery, which is now mainly used if the ASD is extremely large or in an unusual location. However, many people now have their ASD closed through a catheter placed in a leg vein, which is less invasive and avoids bypass and a chest incision. These options should be discussed with your personal cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: Single ventricle cannot be corrected, but a more normal circulation of blood is accomplished through a series of surgeries (most commonly three separate operations). The first is performed shortly after birth; the second around six months of age and the third at a few years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on why: The type of abnormal rhythm determines the therapy. Some can be treated with medications. Others may need to be cardioverted ("shocked") back into rhythm. Some people need invasive procedures to locate the exact location of the rhythm problem and treat it this way. ...Read more
Relatively short: You should discuss the planned procedure and post-op care with your surgeon. Generally, a rectocele (posterior) repair recovery time is relatively short. You should be up and walking the day after surgery. You may experience some vaginal and rectal discomfort and pressure. You may be back to relatively normal activities except for heavy lifting and sexual activity within a couple of weeks. ...Read more
Is the removal of the wires used to close the sterum after heart bypass sugery a valid option in an effort to reduce non-cardiac chest pain?
How common is it for the femoral artery to be punctured during a heart cath and then need surgery to repair?
The trochlea: is located at the end of the femur (long bone of the thigh) and is the groove where the patella (knee cap) moves when the knee is flexed. There may be alterations in this groove which contribute to recurrent patellar dislocation. A trochleoplasty reshapes/corrects this groove. It is difficult, done rarely, can fail, and should only be done by orthopedists with special expertise. ...Read more
Fairly rare: About 15-20 % of all femoral artery catheterizations have some type of complication, either bleeding or clotting. Much fewer than this actually require surgery. ...Read more
Depends: A cleft palate repair is designed to close the cleft and re-orient the soft palate muscles to allow for normal speech development. Ideally, this is accomplished with one surgery. Around 20% of children with cleft palates will need a second surgery to improve nasal speech when they are 4-5 years old. Depending on the severity and whether the gums are involved, bone surgery may be needed later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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