Undergoing a heart procedure was once a life changing decision. Yet due to medical advances it no longer means spending weeks in hospital and months recuperating. Revolutionary procedures such as keyhole surgery are increasing patient’s recovery speed. The risks associated with heart surgery and anaesthesia have also been reduced due to medical advances, making it a good choice for people whose health and quality of life would otherwise by compromised by heart problems.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as feeling faint, shortness of breath and palpitations, it is vital that you visit your GP who can advise you on further examinations when needed. There are a number of investigations which be carried out to pinpoint if there are any problems with the heart.
How can Springfield help?
Springfield Hospital offers access to medical and surgical treatment for conditions affecting the chest such as Heart and Lung diseases.
Orwell Hospital part of Ramsay Group specialises in Cardiothoracic Care and has a wide range of diagnostic and treatment procedures available (see below). Orwell is only 30 minutes away from Springfield Hospital and is a world class centre for Cardio care. It is used by some of the leading Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeons in the country along with some of the top Consultant Cardiologists.
- Coronary artery bypass graft
Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the coronary arteries (blood vessels that supply the heart muscle with oxygen).
- Aortic valve replacement
Aortic valve disease is when you cannot completely control the amount of blood flowing in and out of your heart as one of the valves is not working.
- Mitral valve surgery
Surgery to replace or repair the mitral valve in the heart.
A thoracoscopy is a procedure to look for any problems in the space between your lungs and ribcage (called the pleural space) using a special telescope.
- Pleural biopsy and drainage
A pleural biopsy involves removing a small piece of tissue from the lining of your chest.
For more information visit www.orwellppu.co.uk