Cardiovascular surgery

Cardiovascular surgery

In recent years, cardiovascular surgery has rapidly transformed thanks to technological changes. At the ABC Cardiovascular Center, diseases of the heart, lungs, and chest are diagnosed and surgically treated.

Some of the most common conditions that we attend to at the Cardiovascular Clinic are:

Aortic Aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal protrusion that occurs in the wall of the main blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from the heart to the body. Aortic aneurysms can occur anywhere in the aorta and can be lobe (fusiform) or round (sacciform) shaped.

Ventricular Aneurysm

It is a dilation, in the shape of a sac, produced by the thinning of the myocardial wall, usually secondary to a previous major infarction, but it can also be due to other causes: infections, congenital diseases, etc.

Aortic dissection

It is a serious disease in which the inner lining of the aorta, which is the large blood vessel that branches out of the heart, tears. Blood is pushed out through the tear, causing the inner layer and the middle layers of the aorta to separate (dissection). If the blood-filled channel ruptures and passes through the outer wall of the aorta, an aortic dissection is often fatal.

Aortic stenosis and high risk

Aortic valve stenosis, or "aortic stenosis," occurs when the heart's aortic valve narrows. This narrowing keeps the valve from opening fully, reducing, or blocking blood flow from the heart to the body's main artery (aorta) and to the rest of the body. When blood flow through the aortic valve is reduced or blocked, the heart must work harder to pump blood to the body. Over time, this extra effort limits the amount of blood the heart can pump, which can lead to symptoms and possibly weaken the heart muscle. Treatment depends on the severity of the condition.
You may need surgery to repair or replace the valve. If left untreated, aortic valve stenosis can lead to serious heart complications.

Some of the frequent procedures we perform at the Cardiovascular Center are:

Coronary bypass

Coronary artery bypass surgery redirects blood out of a partially or completely blocked area of an artery in the heart to improve blood flow to the heart muscle. The procedure involves taking a healthy blood vessel from a leg, arm, or chest and attaching it to the outside of the blocked arteries in the heart.

Valve repair and
replacement surgery

During surgery to repair or replace a valve, the sternum is divided, the heart is stopped, and blood is diverted to a heart-lung machine. Because the heart or aorta must be opened, heart valve surgery is an open-heart procedure.

Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy and Minimally Invasive PTE for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

It is an operation that removes clotted blood from the pulmonary arteries, which supply blood to the lungs. Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy is the treatment of choice for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

At the Cardiovascular Center we offer you a wide range of prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment and follow-up services to take care of your heart and that of your loved ones

Heart transplantation

A heart transplant is an operation in which a diseased, weakened heart is replaced with a healthier heart from a donor. Heart transplantation is a treatment that is generally reserved for people whose condition has not improved enough with medications or other surgeries.

Although heart transplantation is a major operation, your chances of survival are high if you receive proper follow-up care. Heart transplants are done when other treatments for heart problems have not worked and heart failure occurs.

A heart transplant is an operation in which a diseased, weakened heart is replaced with a healthier heart from a donor. Heart transplantation is a treatment that is generally reserved for people whose condition has not improved enough with medications or other surgeries.

Although heart transplantation is a major operation, your chances of survival are high if you receive proper follow-up care.
Heart transplants are done when other treatments for heart problems have not worked and heart failure occurs.

In adults, heart failure occurs from the following conditions:

  • Weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart valve disease
  • Any heart problem from birth (congenital heart defect)
  • Recurrent and dangerous abnormal heart rhythms (ventricular arrhythmias) not controlled with other treatments
  • Previous heart transplant failure

Our
Locations

At ABC Medical Center, we are prepared to serve you in out two Campuses 24/24h, 7 days a week.

Campus Observatorio

Sur 136 No. 116, Col. Las Américas,
Álvaro Obregón, 01120, Cd. de México.

Tel. 55 5230 8000

Campus Santa Fe

Av. Carlos Graef Fernández 154, Col. Santa Fe,
Cuajimalpa, 05300, Cd. de México.

Tel. 55 1103 1600