What new procedures of minimally invasive heart surgery came in the last 20 years?

Lets see. Valve surgery is the most common followed by coronary surgery. Everything from small thoracic incisions to robotics.
Robotic Surgery. Robotic surgery has allowed coronary artery bypass surgery and valve surgery to be done to a very small incision. This results in greater patient satisfaction and a better cosmetic effect. A large midsternal incision is no longer required. Although not every hospital is able to perform this type of surgery, interest among cardiothoracic surgeons in performing minimally invasive surgery is increasing everyday.

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My father recently had open heart surgery of blockage of four arteries, it took last about 5 1/2 hrs. He is 69 year with 36 years of diabetic history, also had past history of stroke and attack. But after surgery nearly 40 hrs later we have noticed chan

Ur post got cut shor. From your topic tags, i suspect that you've noticed a change in your dad's memory after his surgery. Given his history of stroke complicated by heart disease, it's very common to report memory loss after open heart surgery since small clots can fly off into brain. Or he might be suffering from delirium due to anesthesia, medications, infection, blood clot to lung, uncontrolled pain, etc. Read more...
Delirium. Fluctuating level of attention and confusion is very common given his medical history , age and recent surgery. Read more...

Hello my 8 year olf daughter had heart surgery in 2009 to repair the mitral valve. This was sucessful. Last monday. Doctors found a vegitation?

Heart surgery. Vegetation generally implies an acute or old infection. Talk to the drs. And get an explanation of what's going on. Read more...
Abnormal. Mitral repair needs correlation with symptoms and events. Recent dental work or abscesses. Fever, chills, weight loss and signs of acute infection. Presume it is acute and will be treated after blood cultures and finding any specific bacteria. Vegetations can be bacterial clusters and or fibrotic material hanging on the valve or supporting structures. Read more...

Tropinon I test - negative / ejection fraction 35% - 40%. High BP / diabetes patient for the last 12 years. Would you recommend an open heart surgery?

That depends. It really depends on what blockages you have and their locations. Studies do show that diabetics with 3 vessel coronary artery disease do better with surgery. In addition left main disease also do better with surgery. Reduced ejection fraction with 3 vessel disease is another classic case where surgery is performed. Your cardiologist and surgeon should be able to help you make a decision. Read more...
Complicated. This depends on several factors. The type and indication for the surgery formost....Thereafter your doctor will determine your cardiac risk profile and determine your physical activity level or metabolic equivalency. Once all of these factors are taken into account a decision can be made in proceeding with the surgery. Read more...
Yes. Yes if your cardiac cath shows blockage in your main artery that feeds the heart or all three vessels that supply the heart. Read more...

3 years ago I had a open heart surgery of asd, what can I do in the gym?

Probably anything. Usually ASD (atrial septal defect) surgery does not preclude you from doing any physical activity. But you need to check with your cardiologist to be sure there is no residual pulmonary hypertension and with your surgeon to be sure the sternum and incision are stable. Then :go for it! Read more...
Postop ASD repair. As long as cleared by your doctors, you may return to full activity. Read more...