Coronary Bypass Operations on Beating Heart

In the classical bypass operations, the cardiopulmonary pump device is used and the operation is performed while the heart is stopped.

In beating heart coronary bypass surgery, the operation is performed without stopping the heart. This technique can be employed in all patients with coronary artery disease. Beating heart method is preferred particularly in patients with impaired systole, chronic pulmonary disease, patients who had stroke in their past, with renal insufficiency, in 70+ age group, and patients with cancer. The purpose of preferring this method is to minimize the risk for high-risk group patients.

Coronary Bypass Operations without Saphenous Vein

In coronary artery bypass operations, new arteries, taken from different parts of the body, are used to bypass the narrowed part. The most commonly used one is the saphenous vein. The other ones are the thoracic artery and the axillary artery. Research shows that in the long-term, the best results are taken from the bypasses made using the thoracic artery.

While 50-60% of the bypasses made using the saphenous vein remain open in 10 years, this rate rises to 90-95% for the bypasses made with the thoracic artery. devam

  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection Surgery (Acute – Chronic)
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (with Catheter)
  • Mitral Valve Repair

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Güden was born in 1965 in Kayseri, Turkey. After having graduated from Kadikoy Anadolu High, he attended Istanbul University, Capa, Faculty of Medicine. Following his graduation in 1989, Mustafa Guden received his degree as a Cardiovascular Surgeon at Istanbul University, Cardiology Institute. He served at Sisli Florence Nightingale Hospital for 10 years.  read more

Patient Care at Home Following an Open-Heart Surgery

After the discharge your doctor will prescribe oral medication. The prescription may include any or some of the medication listed below, depending on their need for the continued treatment:

Blood-thinner: Aspirin, Warfarin (Coumadin etc.). Blood-thinners help decrease the embolism risk.
Cardiac medication: These agents will strengthen your heart and regulate the pace.
Stool softeners: These medications eliminate constipation by facilitating the normalization of bowel movements.
Diuretics: Enabling you discharge more liquids, diuretics eliminate edema and excessive liquid accumulation. more