Coronary Artery Bypass Graft in Israel
Effective and safecoronary artery bypass in Israelusing the latest achievements are carried out by experts of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at "Herzliya Medical Center" Private Hospital. Professional cardiac surgeons who have extensive experience in the treatment of atherosclerosis and with open heart surgery of any complexity ensures confidence in the success of invasive procedures.
"Herzliya Medical Center" private hospital is equipped withcutting-edge medical equipment and luxurious hospitalization wards which createoptimal conditions for a speedy recovery.
What Causes the Need for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery?
The continuous operation of the heart muscle (myocardium) is vital for the process of circulation. One of the conditions for normal heart is uninterrupted supply of energy - oxygen and nutrients.The delivery of these components is carried out using a well-developed complex network of vessels called the coronary arteries.Atherosclerotic changes in vessels of the heart, resulting in violation of fat metabolism, especially in adulthood can significantly disrupt their permeability; thus there is a mismatch between the demand of the heart muscle of oxygen and the ability of vessels to ensure its delivery.
In such a state a coronary heart disease is inevitable, accompanied by bouts of acute pain in the chest at first load, and as the disease progresses there is a threat of irreversible and life-threatening condition - myocardial infarction. Unfortunately, conservative treatment of atherosclerosis and its complications, as well as minimally invasive procedures, such as catheterization and stenting are not always sufficiently effective, therefore there is a need for surgical restoration of normal blood circulation - in coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG).
Diagnosis of Coronary Disease in Israel
Cardiologists at "Herzliya Medical Center" Private Hospital scrutinize patient records and previous attempts to treat atherosclerosis heart. Before recommending surgery, patients undergo all the necessary diagnostic procedures to determine the severity of the disease and the precise localization of circulatory disorders.Among the main methods of diagnosis of the condition of the heart vessels, it is important to note:
- Echographic study of the heart
- Functional tests with physical and drug load
- ECG, including continuous monitoring
- Isotope scanning of the heart
- Angiography using a contrast agent
- If necessary, it is recommended to undergo cardiac CT angiography
- The chest radiograph
- Biochemical analysis of blood and blood clotting
Patients undergo all the necessary consultations and receive full information on the necessary preoperative preparation, which is extremely important for patients suffering from concomitant chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes) or taking medications to reduce blood clotting.
How Is Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Procedure Conducted in Israel?
The Cardiac Surgery Department specialists at "Herzliya Medical Center" use their best efforts to introduce the most advanced technology of open heart surgery. One of the outstanding achievements is the possibility of conducting a coronary artery bypass surgery on a beating heart, without the need for cardiopulmonary bypass.This method significantly reduces the risk of complications during surgery.
Operation is performed under general anesthesia and is to correct the impaired blood flow using a healthy artery from the patient. Coronary blood flow is restored directly during surgery.After a brief recovery period, patients feel significant improvement and the disappearance of angina attacks, which dramatically reduces the risk of myocardial infarction.
Cardiac Surgeons at "Herzliya Medical Center" private hospital help hundreds of patients each year from around the world who suffer from coronary heart disease, return to a normal life, forgetting the fear of a heart attack.