Adult Congenital Heart Disease Catheter Assessment and Interventions

Adult patients with congenital heart disease often requires follow-up and assessment. These include a physical examination or cardiac imaging with transthoracic echocardiograms or advanced imaging with cardiac computed tomography or cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Some patients will also benefit from cardiopulmonary exercise testing to objectively assess their symptoms and progress. When hemodynamics become affected, the patient may require treatment. These may be cardiac surgery or transcatheter interventions. The percutaneous therapies available include atrial septal defect and ventricular septal closure as … Continued

Mitral Valve Intervention

MITRACLIP for mitral valve regurgitation and heart failure Historically, the only option for patients with mitral regurgitation (a condition where the valve is leaking) is open heart surgery. There is now a much less invasive option to treat this condition. Mitraclip mitral valve repair is a catheter based treatment that we provide for patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation (leakage) at high risk for open heart surgery. This has shown to improve survival as well as reduce heart failure hospitalizations. … Continued


Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)

Untuk membaca dalam Bahasa Đọc thêm bằng tiếng Việt Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the least invasive method to treat patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis (narrowing). TAVI has been shown to be effective at prolonging life, reducing heart failure and significantly improving patients’ quality of life. We have a comprehensive programme (advanced imaging) to evaluate every patient. This allows us to provide patients bespoke valve treatment. This service also helps those who have had previous valve surgery and … Continued


EP Study & Catheter Ablation

An electrophysiology study, or EP study, is a test to see if there is a problem with your heartbeat (heart rhythm) and to find out how to fix it. In this test, the doctor inserts one or more flexible tubes, called catheters, into a vein, typically in the groin or neck. Then he or she threads these catheters into the heart. At the tip of these catheters are electrodes, which are small pieces of metal that conduct electricity. The electrodes … Continued


Coronary artery bypass surgery

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery is commonly shortened to CABG and pronounced as ‘Cabbage’ for short. It is also known as ‘by-pass’ or ‘by-pass surgery’ or ‘bypass operation’. This is a big operation where patients need to be fully anaesthetized (‘fully asleep’). The chest bone (breast bone) is then split with a saw and the heart is exposed. A long vein from the leg is carefully removed. Sometimes an artery from the forearm may also be removed. One end of … Continued


Coronary Angioplasty

Coronary Angioplasty is a minor procedure to widen blocked or narrowed arteries, helping to restore normal blood flow to the heart muscle. This procedure is necessary for people whose blockages places them at risk of getting a heart attack or of dying. It may also be required in severe cases where medication is ineffective or as an emergency treatment after a heart attack. A coronary angioplasty is performed using local anasthetic administered at the puncture site, usually wrist or groin, … Continued