Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease and is the leading cause of death amongst both men and women in the United States.
CAD occurs when arteries that supply blood become hardened and narrowed due to cholesterol and plaque. If you suffer from severe CAD, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Coronary Revascularization.
How is Coronary Revascularization Performed
da Vinci coronary revascularization, a minimally invasive procedure, is performed through small incisions that are made between the ribs. During this procedure:
Small incisions are made between the ribs
A camera, called an endoscope, is passed through an incision so the atria can be viewed
Your cardiac surgeon grafts the bypass and the new vessel bypasses the clogged coronary arteries
After the procedure, the blood can flow freely to the heart
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Coronary Revascularization
da Vinci robotic assisted heart surgery offers many benefits over traditional heart procedures including:
Shorter hospitalization period
Less bleeding during surgery
Lower risk of infection
Faster recovery period
The procedure is performed without the need for a heart-lung machine
For more information on being a candidate for minimally invasive coronary revascularization, contact your physician.