Heart specialists at Silver Cross perform a wide range of life-saving cardiac surgery procedures and are experts at treating coronary artery blockages, aneurysms, faulty heart valves, abnormal heart rhythms, and heart failure.
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
To bypass a blocked artery and improve blood flow, a heart surgeon connects a blood vessel taken from the leg, arm or chest and connects it to arteries in your heart.
Heart Valve Repair and Replacement
A heart surgeon replaces a damaged heart valve with a mechanical valve or a biological valve made from heart tissue taken from a pig (porcine) or cow (bovine).
Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Surgeons at Silver Cross repair weakened areas of the aorta via open surgery and endovascular approaches using a catheter (thin tube) inserted into an artery or vein.
Heart specialists offer a wide variety of treatments to correct abnormal heart rhythms, including implanting devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD).
Heart Defect Surgery
Structural heart disease problems can cause openings, or holes, in the heart. Heart specialists can close these openings, known as septal defects and patent foramen ovale (PFO).