Heart Treatment Options
Banner Thunderbird offers several surgical and non-invasive treatments for heart disease. For each treatment there are several different approaches. It is best to speak with your doctor to determine what specific treatments you need.
A catheterization procedure is a minimally-invasive way to treat some forms of heart disease. Doctors do not surgically open the patient’s chest. They enter the heart through arteries in the legs or arms. Then they use special tools to inject dye, clear blocked arteries, or insert a stent (small stainless steel tube) when needed. Banner Thunderbird offers many cardiac catheterization procedures. The following are frequently performed at this hospital.
- Angioplasty (balloon pump)
- Atherectomy (rotational)
- ICD and Pacemaker Implantation
- Laser Lead Extraction
- Mechanical Thrombolysis
- Peripheral Vascular Intervention
- Stent Implantation
Surgical procedures require the patient to say in the hospital for a few days. A surgeon opens the patient’s chest to repair damage to the heart tissue, valves, arteries or vessels. Some times the patient’s heart is temporarily stopped from beating on its own. In that case a mechanical pump or heart-lung machine keeps the heart functioning while the doctor performs surgery. Surgery can also utilize special robotic technology.
The medical staff at Banner Thunderbird offers several cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeries. The following are frequently performed at this hospital.
- Abdominal Aortic Repairs
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
- Valve Replacements or Repairs
- Peripheral Vascular Procedures
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