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When heart surgery is the best choice to reduce symptoms and improve your health, PeaceHealth offers a full range of advanced treatments.
PeaceHealth provides everything from complex open-heart surgery to minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgeries, which use small incisions (cuts) and may mean less pain and a quicker recovery. Sometimes, a catheter-based treatment that uses tiny tubes threaded through a blood vessel in your groin or through tiny chest incisions can take care of the problem.
Heart specialists who perform heart procedures include electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists and heart and vascular surgeons. Our team works together to offer you the least-invasive procedure for the best result possible. We help you make the right decision for your condition.
Whether you need a minimally invasive heart procedure or heart surgery, you get complete care from heart care experts.
PeaceHealth offers advanced surgical technology to enhance outcomes. Our hybrid operating room's sophisticated imaging system allows heart and vascular specialists to perform surgery and catheter-based procedures in the same room. This means fewer procedures for you.
Whether you’ve had a heart attack or you’re recovering from a heart procedure or surgery, PeaceHealth gives you the power to heal better and faster with cardiac rehabilitation. Programs include medical oversight, education and guidance on exercise and nutrition to help you lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists, surgical nurses,cardiac rehabilitation specialists and other heart specialists at PeaceHealth work as a team to offer you well-coordinated, seamless care and advanced treatments.
PeaceHealth offers beating-heart coronary artery bypass graft surgery that doesn't require a heart-lung machine. This can mean less risk, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery than traditional open-heart surgery.
When medicines and nonsurgical methods can’t open blocked or narrowed arteries caused by coronary artery disease, revascularization can restore blood flow. We offer:
These methods use tiny tubes (catheters) to apply heat (radiofrequency energy), cold (cryoablation) or lasers to suppress the area of the heart that’s causing abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias). Catheter ablation may improve or even cure your condition, based on the arrhythmia that’s being treated.
These catheter-based methods use tiny tubes and materials to open an artery blocked by plaque (fatty substance). They’re also used to restore blood flow after a heart attack. Procedures include:
These tiny, battery-operated devices, which are placed under the skin of your chest, connect to your heart with thin wires (leads). They send electrical signals to your heart to help control your heartbeat. Devices include:
Heart specialists at PeaceHealth can repair all areas of the heart, such as abnormal openings in the heart walls or other problems. Types of structural heart repairs include:
Minimaze is a minimally invasive surgery that changes the electrical pathways in your heart to stop atrial fibrillation (AFib). Tiny cuts are made in the atrium in a maze pattern and then closed with stitches. Electrical impulses can’t cross over the scar tissue, so they follow the newly created maze pathway. This restores a normal heartbeat.
PeaceHealth offers a range of methods to repair damaged heart valves or replace them with artificial or human tissue valves. Your doctor will recommend the least-invasive procedure for your condition. Valve procedures include:
These surgically implanted devices help your heart pump blood when it can’t do that on its own. They can be used short-term during or after surgery, or while waiting for a heart transplant. They can also be used long-term for advanced heart failure. Types include left or right ventricular assist devices. When left and right ventricular devices are used together, it’s called a biventricular assist device.