A New Way To Reach Your Heart

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery = Less Pain, Fast Recovery
 
Heart is a marvelous system, but it is very vulnerable to damage because of the things that we do to it such as smoking, eating an unhealthy diet or being a subject of stress. It’s unfortunate that sometimes people are born with a heart condition.  When the heart’s function are compromised, it is known as cardiovascular disease, a broad term that covers any disorder to the system that has the heart at its centre. But with the increase in the cardiac diseases, ways to treat them are also at a rise, making the heart ailments curable.
 
The most recent technique in treating heart diseases is Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery(also called as Keyhole Surgery) which is performed through small incisions, sometimes using specialized surgical instruments. The incision used for minimally invasive heart surgery is about 2 to 3 inches instead of the 6 to 8 inches incision required for traditional surgery.
 
Rohit (name changed) a 28 year old young lad who was in the peak period of his career faced the most difficult phase of his life when he was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Disease (In mitral valve disease, the valve between left heart chambers – left atrium and left ventricle doesn’t work properly).
 
Rohit visited Narayana Multispecialty Hospital, Jaipur where he met with Dr. Ankit Mathur, Consultant, Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Ankit performed necessary investigations and counseled that he needed a surgery called Mitral Valve Replacement (MVR).
Dr. Ankit says “being a young boy Rohit was not only apprehensive about the surgery but also about the pain and bad appearance of the scar on the front of his chest wall”. But all his worries came to an end when he was explained Advanced Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery and its benefits.
 
At Narayana, Rohit underwent Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Replacement and today he is doing fine and is able to move ahead with his plans in life.
 
MICS
Open Heart Surgery
Incision on chest
2-3 Inches
6-8 Inches
Blood Transfusion
Minimal
2-9 units
Cutting of the Breast Bone
No
Yes
Surgical Scar
Invisible
Very Large
Hospital Stay
3-4 Days
8-10 Days
Recovery Period*
7 Days
30 days

 Today, many other patients like Rohit who underwent MICS surgery at NH, Jaipur are very happy as there is minimal pain, early mobilization & good cosmesis with an almost invisible scar on the chest wall.

With the availability of state-of-the-art infrastructure and MICS equipments at NH Jaipur , large numbers of patients are benefitting by the same.

Types of Minimally Invasive Heart Surgeries

·       Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
Valve surgeries, including valve repairs and valve replacements, are the most common type of minimally invasive surgery.
·       Minimally Invasive CABG Surgery
Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft (MIDCABG) surgery is an option for some patients who require a left internal mammary artery bypass graft to the left anterior descending artery.
·       Off-pump/Beating Heart Bypass Surgery allows surgeons to perform surgery on the heart while it is still beating. 
To maintain cardiovascular health after surgery, it is strongly recommended that patients make lifestyle changes and take medications as prescribed by the surgeon.
Heart-healthy lifestyle changes that are important to patient’s recovery include:
  • Quit Smoking
  • Taking Care Of High Cholesterol Levels
  • Managing High Blood Pressure and Diabetes
  • Exercising Regularly
  • Maintaining A Healthy Weight
  • Eating A Heart-Healthy Diet
  • Participating In A Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, As Recommended
  • Follow Up With the Consultant For Regular Visits
Important Note: Not everyone is a candidate for these surgical techniques. Your surgeon will review the results of your diagnostic tests before your scheduled procedure to determine if you are a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. The surgical team will carefully compare the advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive techniques versus traditional surgery techniques.
 
Dr. Ankit Mathur
Consultant, Cardiac Surgery
Narayana Multispecialty Hospital, Jaipur

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