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                                                                           Cardio surgery

  Bypass surgery and stenting in Israel brings together all kinds of heart surgeries for adults and children. Patients of any age with congenital and acquired diseases of the heart and blood vessels are taken to Israel for treatment.

With cardiology and cardiac surgery are associated the following diseases:

Aortic Aneurysm | Coronary heart disease | Tumors of the heart | Cardiac Rehabilitation | Valvular heart disease | Coronary angiography | Atrial fibrillation | Tumors of the heart | Malformation of the heart and blood vessels | Stenting | Coronary artery bypass surgery The most common heart disease, which is given special attention – it is coronary heart disease.

Coronary heart disease (CHD) and myocardial infarction

Among the diseases that cause high mortality, coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction, are the leaders. Coronary artery bypass surgery and stenting are  the most effective methods of treatment of coronary heart disease.

These methods have strict indications and contraindications, limitations, weaknesses, complementing or replacing each other. Taking into account all laboratory data, functional, X-ray and instrumental examinations, the doctor makes the decision on the application of these treatments, as each patient is different, and the disease occurs in all different ways.

In making detours (bypasses) the blood supply to the heart muscle, bypassing coronary arteries affected by atherosclerosis, is the essence of bypass surgery. Bypass pathway (anastomosis) is a vein of the same patient taken from the leg skin, one end of the vein is sewn to the aorta, and the second – in the coronary artery below the constriction.

Surgeons to create a shunt prefer not veins and arteries taken from the inside of the chest wall or the forearm as the artery is more durable and is adapted to work in conditions of high blood pressure.


Bypass surgery in Israel


  Bypass surgery is performed in 2 ways: minimally invasive manner on a beating heart and a cardiopulmonary bypass during open-chest. Bypass surgery is performed after the clinical examination and aortokoronarografii patients with coronary artery stenosis greater than 50% of the diameter. Every year several hundred thousand people safely recover from bypass surgery.


Stenting in Israel

A sparing method of stenting – it does not require opening the chest cavity. Stenting is often used for the expansion of the main coronary arteries.

Balloon angioplasty

During balloon angioplasty catheter with a special balloon is inserted into a vessel under local anesthesia, is carried to the point of narrowing of the coronary artery, the balloon is inflated under pressure, the vessel expands and presses against the walls of atherosclerotic plaques.

Since 1977, the technique of balloon angioplasty and its  intensive development has improved significantly. The number of procedures has increased , thanks to the popularity of this method. Avoiding heavy and prolonged abdominal operations became possible with the use of stents . Conventional stent is an introduction to the constriction of the metal frame, which is a small metal tube of the wire cells.

Stent “Cypher”

Stenting a stent “Cypher” – is the introduction of devices, releasing the drug slowly to prevent further narrowing of the vessel and reducing the probability of re-blockage. Millions of patients today live with a stent “Cypher”.

Treatment with the use of technology “Cypher” according to the criteria of the Association of Cardiologists of Israel are for the following patients:

  • Patients at high risk of re-blockage of blood vessels
  • Patients with diabetes
  • Patients with impaired kidney function that is connected to the dialysis
  • Patients suffering from vascular reocclusion elapsed repeated with conventional bypass shunt
  • Patients suffering from a complex vascular occlusion

Coronary angiography

Coronary angiography  a procedure that is used in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease. It  is a test that uses dye and special x rays to show the insides of your coronary arteries. Only after coronary angiography it is possible to  talk about the feasibility of the operation. There are cases when after the end of the diagnosis the operation  is carried out immediately, thus avoiding repeated anesthesia and preparation for surgery.