The first attempts to view the heart was done in the 1970s using Computrised Tomography(CT).But since the heart was an organ in constant motion and due to the defects in the equipment at that time,the result doctors got was sufficient only for viewing tumors and other major pathological lesions on the surface of the heart.Eversince researches were made to develop a more competitive imaging of the organ.As a result came slip-ring CT-scanners which used only a si
Percutaneous coronary intervention is an interventional procedure, used to open up narrowed segments of coronary arteries in cases of Coronary artery disease (CAD). These segments are stenosed due to the accumulation of cholesterol laden plaques, resulting in atherosclerosis. Percutaneous coronary intervention can be performed to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD), including chest pain, shortness of breath on exertion, and heart failure. PCI is also used to abort an acute myocardial infarction (Heart attack).
Let us have a brief discussion on the procedure of minimal invasive mitral valve surgery. Firstly the patient's cardiac monitoring is taken note of and then general anesthesia is given. The surgeon uses a sternotomy to access the heart. Then the bypass is instituted.