Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is a surgical procedure used to treat blockages in the coronary arteries. The operation improves blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart and it bypasses or diverts blood around the narrowed parts of the major arteries. Cardiac surgeon Mr Shahzad Raja explains more about coronary artery surgery and answers commonly asked questions about the procedure.
TAVI is an alternative procedure for those who are not well enough for traditional open-heart surgery that is used to treat aortic valve replacement. Read more from one of our top cardiothoracic surgeons Mr Inderpaul Birdi on the procedure and its success rate.
If you live with atrial fibrillation, you will understand that if left untreated it can lead to the risk of a stroke. Fortunately, there are treatment options available that can help you to manage your condition. Leading cardiothoracic surgeon Mr Inderpaul Birdi explains more.
Medical technology is constantly evolving, including the use of assisted robots for life-changing procedures such as heart surgery. Here, Mr Paul Modi the only robotic mitral valve surgeon in the UK explains what the future of surgery looks like.
Thanks to innovative technology patient are not able to undergo robotic-assisted heart surgery, which leaves them in less pain and less chance of infection following their operation. Read more from top cardiothoracic surgeon Mr Paul Modi on how it works.
Mitral regurgitation is when the heart’s mitral valve doesn't close well enough during contractions, causing blood to leak and flow back into the heart. It's one of the most common heart valve diseases affecting up to 8% of the population. Mr Inderpaul Birdi, a leading cardiothoracic surgeon in London, explains this condition to us and how it can be treated.
Our lungs are essential – they provide us with the oxygen we need to live. But what can cause these organs to collapse? Expert cardiothoracic surgeon Ms Emma Beddow is here to explain pneumothorax – a condition that leads to a completely or partially collapsed lung.
Coronary bypass surgery has traditionally been a major procedure that involves breaking the breastbone to open the chest and reach the heart. However, minimally invasive approaches can now lower the risks and reduce the recovery time of these operations. Mr Inderpaul Birdi is here to explain the minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB).
When aortic stenosis threatens the heart, two treatment options are TAVI and AVR. In the second part of this article, top cardiothoracic surgeon Mr Neil Roberts lays out the advantages and disadvantages of these procedures and explains when each would be recommended.
Our hearts are responsible for keeping us alive. However, there are a myriad of problems that can impact our heart health, one of which is aortic stenosis. More common in elderly patients, this condition can be fatal if left untreated. There are two surgical options to treat this problem: TAVI and AVR. In this two-part article, leading cardiothoracic surgeon Mr Neil Roberts explains these procedures and the pros and cons of each. But first, what exactly is aortic stenosis?