' Cardiovascular Surgery '

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 18 Mar, 2012 At 03:55 PM | Kategori: Cardiovascular Surgery

A peritoneovenous shunt refers to the surgical insertion of a shunting tube to achieve the continuous emptying of ascitic fluid into the venous system. Ascites is a serious medical disorder characterized by the pathological accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, the smooth membrane that lines the cavity of the abdomen and surrounds the organs. […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 18 Mar, 2012 At 03:54 PM | Kategori: Cardiovascular Surgery

Peripheral vascular bypass surgery: After obtaining a detailed history and reviewing symptoms, the physician examines the legs and feet, and orders appropriate tests or procedures to evaluate the vascular system. Diagnostic tests and procedures may include: • Blood pressure and pulses—pressure measurements are taken in the arms and legs. Pulses are measured in the arms, […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 18 Mar, 2012 At 03:04 PM | Kategori: Cardiovascular Surgery

Peripheral vascular bypass surgery: A peripheral vascular bypass, also called a lower extremity bypass, is the surgical rerouting of blood flow around an obstructed artery that supplies blood to the legs and feet. This surgery is performed when the buildup of fatty deposits (plaque) in an artery has blocked the normal flow of blood that […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 18 Mar, 2012 At 03:47 PM | Kategori: Cardiovascular Surgery

peripheral endarterectomy: A complete patient history is essential to diagnosis, particularly information about family members who may have had diabetes or early cardiovascular disease. Symptoms will be important diagnostic indicators, letting the physician know what areas of the body may have reduced blood flow. Blood pressure will be taken in the arms and legs. Pulses […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 18 Mar, 2012 At 03:40 PM | Kategori: Cardiovascular Surgery

A peripheral endarterectomy is the surgical removal of fatty deposits, called plaque, from the walls of arteries other than those of the heart and brain. The surgery is performed when plaque blocks an artery and obstructs the flow of blood and oxygen to other parts of the body, most commonly the legs but also the […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 18 Mar, 2012 At 03:32 PM | Kategori: Cardiovascular Surgery

Myocardial resection Definition : Myocardial resection is a surgical procedure in which a portion of the heart muscle is removed. Purpose Myocardial resection is done to improve the stability of the heart function or rhythm. Also known as endocardial resection, this open-heart surgery is done to destroy or remove damaged areas. These areas can generate […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 18 Mar, 2012 At 02:30 PM | Kategori: Cardiovascular Surgery

mitral valve replacement aftercare The patient receives continued cardiac monitoring in the intensive care unit and usually remains in intensive care for 24–48 hours after surgery. Ventilation support is discontinued when the patient is able to breathe on his/her own. If mechanical circulatory support and inotropic agents (a substance that influences the force of muscle […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 18 Mar, 2012 At 02:34 PM | Kategori: Cardiovascular Surgery

Mitral valve replacement Definition Mitral valve replacement is a surgical procedure in which the diseased mitral valve of the heart is replaced by a mechanical or biological tissue valve. Purpose The mitral valve can become diseased, preventing it from adequately controlling the direction of the flow of blood between the left atrium and left ventricle. […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 18 Mar, 2012 At 02:36 PM | Kategori: Cardiovascular Surgery

mitral valve repair – Diagnosis Preparation Mitral valve stenosis is diagnosed by history, physical examination, listening to the sounds of the heart (cardiac auscultation), chest x ray, and ECG. Patients may have no symptoms of a valve disorder or may have shortness of breath (dyspnea), fatigue, or pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs). Other patients present […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 18 Mar, 2012 At 02:13 PM | Kategori: Cardiovascular Surgery

Mitral valve repair Definition : Mitral valve repair is a surgical procedure used to improve the function of a stenotic (narrowed), prolapsed, or insufficient mitral valve of the heart. Purpose The mitral valve can become diseased, preventing it from adequately controlling the direction of the blood flow between the left atrium and left ventricle. It […]

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