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Cardiology

Our hearts are amazing organs. They beat literally thousands of times a day, every day, for our entire lives. That’s why it’s important that we take good care of our hearts and give them the best possible chance of staying healthy.
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  • keyboard_arrow_rightCoronary angioplasty
    Coronary angioplasty is the procedure for treating a narrowed coronary artery, for example in the case of coronary artery diseases. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, but requires a special patient’s monitoring. The intervention is also called transluminal dilation, Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty or ICP, percutaneous coronary intervention. The first step is to perform coronary angiography

    The second, to dilate the narrowing of the coronary artery in order to restore the arterial circuit. The technique of the balloon consists in bringing into the artery, under radiological control, at the level of the narrowing, a small balloon which inflates at the level of the narrowed zone. The balloon is then inflated under very high pressure for a few seconds. The balloon crushes the atheroma plaque enabling the diameter of the artery to be enlarged. The balloon is then deflated and the arterial flow is restored. A radiological check is carried out to check that there is no longer any obstacle to the vascularization. A second attempt is made to test if the obstacle persists.

    The second technique consists in placing a stent, a mini-spring that is inserted into the artery to prevent it from re-blocking. The advantage of this solution is to keep the artery open by the spring that remains in place while the balloon is removed. The stent, or stent, is a metallic prosthesis that resembles a spring and permits a permanent opening of the artery. This is placed at the site of the obstruction of the coronary artery, facing the obstacle and then applied Against the walls of the artery. In order to avoid the formation of clots which could block the coronary artery again, "active stents" are now often put in place, that is to say, coated with substances that oppose the phenomenon of "re-clogging". This technique requires coronary angiography. Arterial blood flow is restored due to the opening of the coronary artery.

    The coronary arteries are immediately opacified, thus testifying to a normal vascularization.

    Average length of stay in France 3-7 days

    Number of days in hospital 1-2 days

    Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightHeart Bypass Surgery/ Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery with stent
    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a heart disease that causes an inadequate supply of blood to the heart muscle – a potentially damaging condition. Coronary artery disease is also referred to as coronary heart disease (CHD). A blocked coronary artery can result in a heart attack. BYPASS SURGERY

    Coronary artery bypass grafting is a common heart procedure. A surgeon takes a section of a healthy blood vessel from your leg, chest, or arm. The vessel is then connected (grafted) to your coronary artery slightly past the site of the blockage. This creates a new path for blood to flow around (bypass) the blockage in the artery so it can get to your heart. Patients undergoing bypass are put under general anesthetic and are not awake during surgery. Two bypass surgical procedures for coronary artery disease are: (1) beating heart surgery and (2) arrested heart surgery.

    - Beating heart surgery  – Also known as off-pump surgery, beating heart surgery is done while the heart is beating. This often requires special equipment that allows the surgeon to operate on the heart while it is moving. Beating heart surgery is appropriate for certain type of patients.

    - Arrested heart surgery  – Most CABG surgeries are done through an incision in the chest while the heart is stopped and a heart-lung machine takes over the job of circulating the blood. This is called arrested heart surgery or conventional bypass surgery.

    Average length of stay in France 4-6 days

    Number of days in hospital 1-2 days

    Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightHeart Valve Replacement without stent
  • keyboard_arrow_rightTranscatheter Pulmonary Valve Therapy
    An artificial heart valve attached to a wire, mesh-like tube (stent) is placed on a thin, flexible tube (catheter) with a balloon on the end and guided to the heart through a vein (usually at the top of the leg or a neck vein). It is put in the conduit between the right lower chamber (ventricle) and the artery that goes from your heart to your lungs. Once in place, the balloon is inflated to open up the valve into position. The catheter is removed from the body, and the artificial heart valve becomes the new pulmonary valve.

    Average length of stay in France 10-15 days

    Number of days in hospital 5-10 days

    Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightCardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) Device Implantation
  • keyboard_arrow_rightPacemaker Implantation
    The procedure to implant a pacemaker does not require open heart surgery, and most people go home within 24 hours.Before the surgery, medication may be given to make you sleepy and comfortable. Generally, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia. A small incision, approximately 5 cm long is made in the upper chest. A lead (thin insulated wire, like spaghetti noodle) is guided through the vein into the heart. Your doctor connects the lead to the pacemaker and programs the device. The pacemaker is then inserted beneath the skin. Your doctor tests the pacemaker to ensure it is working properly.The incision is then closed.

    Average length of stay in France 3-7 days

    Number of days in hospital 1-2 days

    Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
  • keyboard_arrow_rightCardiovascular assessment
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    Cardiovascular explorations by cardiologist

    Medical consultation with internist

    Urinanalysis (microalbuminuria)

    Specific blood tests (anemia, diabetes screening, cholesterol, liver, kidney, other cardiovascular risk markers)

    Medical Technical exams including: blood pressure & monitoring, electrocardiogram, impedance measurement, echocardiogram

    Exercise electrocardiogram for men

    Coronary calcium score and/ or exercise electrocardiogram for women

    A detailed report of examination & results is sent to the patient through its secure file on www.france-surgery.com within just a few days.

    Average length of stay in France 2-3 days

    Number of days in hospital 1/2 day

    Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.
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