Do you Need Cardiac Surgery? Here is What you Should Know

The United States’ mortality rate due to CVDs (cardiovascular diseases) declined by 41 percent in the last 15 years, but India is struggling with the CVDs as their rate rose by 34 percent based on a recent study which got published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The contributing factors towards heart disease such as obesity, hypertension, physical inactivity, diabetes, smoking, and deranged blood lipids have been rising in Indian people.

You can prevent heart disease if you correct the adverse lifestyle you have and make minimal changes in your diet. It is essential to know how to manage stress, how often you should exercise and how much weight is healthy to have.

In case you develop one of this diseases, you will need treatment.

Individual patients who suffer from coronary heart disease need to have heart surgery, but patients with congenital heart disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and patients who need heartbeat regulator devices need heart surgery too.

What will happen to you during a Cardiac Surgery?

Your chest will be cut open, and the surgery will be performed on the valves, arteries or muscles of the heart. Your heart will be connected to a bypass pump or a heart-lung bypass machine which will take over their functioning.

After that, a healthy vein or artery will be used as a pathmaker around the affected artery. After that, all the incisions will be stitched.

There is a lot of experienced surgeons who know this technique thoroughly.

The most common open-heart surgery is the CABG or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft and should be performed in case of blockages in the coronary arteries.

If you suffer from the diseases we mentioned, do not be afraid to give consent for this surgery. It will only do you right.

Carrie Ryley

Carrie Ryley was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. As a journalist Carmen has contributed to NPR News Blog, Outdoor Magazine and many other publications. In regards to academics, Carrie earned a degree in business degree from A&N and earned her master’s degree at University of Florida. Carrie covers local news and culture stories here at Miami Morning Star.

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