Cardiovascular Services

This is any surgery done on the heart muscle, valves, arteries, or the aorta and other large arteries connected to the heart. A Heart-Lung bypass machine is used during the surgery do to the work of the heart and lungs while the heart is stopped for the surgery. The machine adds oxygen to your blood, moves blood through your body, and removes carbon dioxide.

  • Heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft -- CABG)
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Surgery to correct heart defect present at birth

New procedures are being done on the heart through smaller cuts. Some new procedures are being done while the heart is still beating.