The medical establishment has become more effective in the treatment of heart disease even in advanced stages that have been classified as hopeless in the past. This article focuses on tips for patients who have said they have a heart condition in an unusable state. Don’t give up! There are many new surgical techniques and intensive protocols that have greatly improved the ability of a heart surgeon to treat even the most difficult cases. If you are given bad news, take the time to ask for a second or even a third opinion. The ability to live longer and better could be priceless.
You have to understand that not all heart surgery centers have the same threshold to describe a heart patient as unusable. Cardiac surgeons without a specific experience in treating problems of complex heart surgery will be more inclined to call those inoperable cases. The local cardiologist could compete with their opinion because they accept as a standard on what can be done in their region or city.
Thanks to the explosive growth of the internet and social media, many patients are finding that other surgery centers might be able to offer a solution to their problem. As Winston Churchill once said “never, never, never give up!” Here’s what you do:
Collect copies of all reports and medical information, including previous operational reports
Request copies of your imaging studies (CT scans, echocardiograms, left heart catheterisation
Find the doctor exactly what makes unusable
Research and find a reputable Cardiac Surgery Center that offers advanced minimally invasive techniques
Request a second opinion from an expert in minimally invasive heart surgeon and he have to evaluate medical information
If the expert surgeon believes that can be treated, consider setting up an appointment and journey to the center of the minimally invasive heart for a physical examination and a thorough evaluation of your case
Different advanced cardiac surgery techniques can make all the difference in the hands of an experienced surgeon. Here are some of them:
Beating-heart surgery. A coronary artery bypass graft surgery can be performed without stopping the heart and without using the heart-lung machine. In this way patients sick with kidney, lung, liver disease, or history of strokes a much easier recovery from surgery
Minimally invasive surgery can be performed through a tiny incision between the ribs 2 “without breaking a bone. Even older people and fragile patients will heal very quickly with this approach.
Advanced management of ICU. Most of the centers that deal with very sick patients have higher ICU experience in recovering from these patients no longer “unusable” after heart surgery
Experience of a Surgeon General in redo surgery can make a difference in patients who have already had a previous heart operation
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Dr. John b. Clump is a “superspecialist” minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair, Coronary Bypass Surgery, ASD and repairs resection of atrial myxoma, familial. He has extensive experience in complex redo surgery. Is the Director of minimally invasive and bloodless heart surgery program at the heart Center Aultman. Currently runs a busy practice of cardiothoracic surgery renowned nationwide, where he takes care of many patients from the Cleveland Area and the rest of the country.