An aortic aneurysm that occurs in the chest area is called a thoracic aortic aneurysm. Thoracic aortic aneurysms are caused by the hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis, a plaque buildup within the wall of the arteries that over time causes the aorta to weaken.
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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is a procedure that re-routes the blood flow to the heart. Also called CABG, this surgery treats blocked or narrowed arteries by bypassing the blocked area and creating a new pathway to the heart.
Minimally invasive cardiac valve repair and replacement is heart surgery performed through small incisions at the chest using specialized robotic-assisted or minable invasive instruments and cameras.
Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation is a procedure also referred to as the “maze” procedure because the incisions made have maze-like patterns.