The Cost of Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement

When aortic valve disease develops, surgical replacement is recommended. Surgical intervention can reduce symptoms and improve life expectancy. In the standard procedure, the full breastbone is divided to access the heart (called a sternotomy). A minimally invasive approach uses smaller incisions. The surgeon will select the best treatment option for you depending on your heart and chest anatomy and whether you need a mechanical or tissue valve. Costs Surgical repair of the aortic valve is needed to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. A standard aortic valve replacement (AVR) requires the surgeon to make an incision in your breast bone and attach you to a heart-lung machine that will act as your body’s heart and lungs while the operation is performed. Alternatively, the surgery can be performed through a minimally invasive approach that avoids the need for the full-sternotomy. Minimally invasive AVR via the ministernotomy or anterior right mini-thoracotomy

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Aortic Valve Replacement

Individuals living with heart valve disease may undergo surgery to correct aortic stenosis and regurgitation. Unfortunately, traditional surgical approaches typically employ hard-wearing mechanical valves made of synthetic materials which put patients at increased risk of blood clots requiring them to take life-long blood thinners. A recent advancement offers an effective alternative. It involves implanting a biological valve made of pig or cow tissue into your heart that does not increase risk for blood clots, offering greater relief without increasing them further. What is the procedure? Faulty aortic valves prevent blood from flowing efficiently from your heart to the main blood vessel in your body known as the aorta, leading outward. This can result in shortness of breath, low blood pressure and fainting; left untreated it could even lead to heart failure and attack; surgery can improve blood flow, reduce symptoms and lessen risk. Aortic valve disease typically develops with age

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Cardiac Life Vest For Adults

A cardiac life vest is an emergency device that detects a rapid heart rhythm and automatically delivers a shock to restore a normal heartbeat. The entire process, from detecting a rapid heartbeat to delivering the shock, usually takes less than a minute. The device can be used by anyone with a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (how well the heart pumps blood). Patients also may be given one to use while they are waiting for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, to be inserted. Defibrillator The defibrillator used in cardiac life vests for adults is a small, lightweight device that can quickly and effectively control dangerously fast heart rhythms. It can restore a normal heart rhythm in minutes, boosting a patient’s chance of survival. A defibrillator works by sending electrical shocks to the heart. This shock can cause pain or even death if it’s applied too soon, but it’s one

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