Redo Heart Surgery
REDO Heart surgery is also known as Re-operative Heart surgery. It is becoming more common because patients live longeras a result of an initial heart surgery. A REDO heart surgery is done to improve patient’s quality of life by helping heart to beat more efficiently. REDO CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) is commonly performed in India and needed for patients who are suffering from blocked arteries/veins after an initial bypass surgery. REDO heart surgery can also be performedfor Aortic Aneurysm due to a previous heart surgery. It is a condition in which the aorta dilates and can become severe over a period of time and needs a surgical correction to avoid complications and death. REDO surgery is also performed to replace a degenerated or dysfunctional prosthetic valve.
REDO Heart Surgery is Performed to Treat Conditions such as:
- Heart Valve Repair Failure
- Bypass Surgery (Blocked Graft Vessels)
- Aneurysm (Aortic-Due to previous cardiac Surgery)
- Prosthetic Valve Degeneration/Pannus Formation
Types of REDO Heart Surgeries
Different types of REDO Heart Surgeries are:
- Traditional Open Sternotomy (Breast bone is opened to perform the surgery)
- Minimally Invasive (Performed with small incisions in the chest)
Traditional Open REDO Heart Surgery
In Traditional Open REDO Heart Surgery, an incision is made in the chest to separate the breastbone. Traditional Open REDO Heart surgery has various disadvantages such as High Blood Loss, Bigger Tissue Cut, More Chances of Infections, Slower Recovery Time, Painful Treatment and Longer Hospital Stay.
Minimally Invasive REDO Heart Surgery
Minimally Invasive surgical procedure is the most advanced and effective technique used to perform a complex surgery. In minimally invasive REDO heart surgery around 3-4 small incisions are made in the chest. Many Doctors prefer minimally invasive surgical procedure due to various benefits such as Less Blood Loss, No Big Tissue Cut, Involves Only Smaller Incisions, Minimal Pain, Fewer Chances of Infection, Faster Recovery and Less Hospital Stay.
Benefits of REDO Heart Surgery include:
- Longer life expectancy
- Symptom free Survival
- Improved quality of life