Ischemic heart disease (also known as coronary artery disease) is the most common cause of death worldwide. It occurs due to insufficient blood supply to the heart. In other words, it develops when the heart requires more oxygen that the damaged coronary arteries can provide. Without timely treatment it will lead to either an infarction or […]
People suffering from atrial fibrillation are at an increased risk of developing blood clots or suffering stroke and heart failure. According to statistics, an RF ablation will permanently cure AF in 85 to 90 per cent of cases. However, those 10-15 per cent of patients in whom the problem recurs will require open-heart ablation.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (asymmetric septal hypertrophy) is a fairly common condition which occurs as a result of the thickening of the ventricles’ walls due to enlargement of heart muscle cells. It is diagnosed when the ventricles’ walls’ width exceeds 1.5 cm.
Mitral valve replacement is commonly performed in Israel. It is indicated in cases of abnormal changes to the valve’s leaflets due to conditions such as rheumocarditis, calcinosis or fibrosis, or formation of adhesions. The goal of the treatment is to replace the damaged valve with either a mechanical (metal) or bioprosthesis made from animal tissue.
The aorta is the body’s largest blood vessel in the body, running from the left ventricle to the abdomen (where it splits into smaller arteries). The term thoracic aortic aneurysm describes ballooning or widening of its thoracic due to wall weakness. Left untreated, the condition may become life threatening. Fortunately, we have vast experience in […]
A CABG Surgery (coronary artery bypass grafting) is a procedure aimed at restoring blood flow in the cardiac arteries by means of bypassing an obstructed section. It is used to treat IHD (ischemic heart disease), caused by insufficient oxygen supply to the heart due to narrowing of the lumen of an artery. Common IHD symptoms […]