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What is the surgical procedure to fix a heart flutter?

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 more

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Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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Could you explain what is a bypass surgery that is done to the heart?

Could you explain what is a bypass surgery that is done to the heart?

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 more

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What is the procedure to fix a double outlet right ventricle?

What is the procedure to fix a double outlet right ventricle?

Depends: The choice of corrective surgery(s) for double outlet right ventricle depends upon the associated structural abnormality (ies) inside of heart, e.g., pulmonic stenosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have the alternates to conventional open heart procedure to valve surgery?

Is it possible that I have the alternates to conventional open heart procedure to valve surgery?

Valve surgery: If you qualify for open heart valave surgery then go for it. If yuou are not a candidate then you can explore for alternatives. It depends upon the type of surgery. Multiple other factors play a role. ...Read more

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Is it difficult to have a heart procedure to fix an atrial septal defect?

Is it difficult to have a heart procedure to fix an atrial septal defect?

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 more

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What is the procedure done to correct a single ventricle?

What is the procedure done to correct a single ventricle?

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 more

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What is the surgery to close a pfo?

What is the surgery to close a pfo?

PFO: There are open heart procedures to patch the hole in the atrial wall as well as transcatheter procedures to close the hole. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to unplug a pacemaker from a patient?

Depends: If temporary deactivation is needed, placement of a special magnet or programming can take care of it. If permanent deactivation is the goal, it can be turned off by a programmer. Surgical procedure is needed to physically remove it. ...Read more

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What can be done to fix the heart when it is in an abnormal rhythm?

What can be done to fix the heart when it is in an abnormal rhythm?

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

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After a heart transplant surgery, what happens to the heart that is taken out?

After a heart transplant surgery, what happens to the heart that is taken out?

Pathology: The old heart is taken to pathology where doctors try to see if they can find reasons why it failed. Sometimes, with the patient permission, doctors will also conduct research on it. ...Read more

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What is the recovery like after surgery to correct a rectocele?

What is the recovery like after surgery to correct a rectocele?

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

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Is there a way to improve a bad heart valve without surgery?

Is there a way to improve a bad heart valve without surgery?

Valve repair: Need more details. The aortic valve may be intervened percutaneously-procedure is known as a TAVR. Other approaches are available for the mitral valve. See an interventional cardiologist with expertise in structural for more details. Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sternal wires: Its rare that sternal wires are the actual cause of pain. The pain is more than likely due to scarring from the healing. The pain should also be evaluated by firstly the surgeon and then a pain doctor. Taking the wires out may not solve the problem. ...Read more

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How common is it for the femoral artery to be punctured during a heart cath and then need surgery to repair?

How common is it for the femoral artery to be punctured during a heart cath and then need surgery to repair?

Uncommon: Femoral artery aneurysm or pseudoaneuyrsm formation at the site of left heart catheterization is very uncommon, less than 1% of cases in the hands of an experienced interventional cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a heart murmur? Surgery?

What is the treatment for a heart murmur? Surgery?

Murmur: Heart murmur is just noise. If the noise is caused by a significant heart blood flow problem, that is what you need to know. Ask your doc what is going on. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery is trochleoplasty? How is it performed? Please explain the procedure?

What kind of surgery is  trochleoplasty? How is it performed? Please explain the procedure?

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

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How common is a femoral artery injury during a heart cath that needs surgery to repair?

How common is a femoral artery injury during a heart cath that needs surgery to repair?

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

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What is the procedure to fix a cleft palate like?

What is the procedure to fix a cleft palate like?

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 more

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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more