Main > Specialty Areas > Cardiology >
Heart Disease Surgeries
Various surgeries are available to treat heart disease and stroke range from relatively minor procedures such as angioplasties and the fitting of pacemakers, to heart transplants.
Pacemakers - Implantable defibrillators
Coronary angioplasty, and stents
Coronary bypass surgery
Heart valve replacement
Congenital heart disease treatments
Balloon atrial sepostomy
Fontan procedure or operation
Pulmonary artery banding
Shunt or shunting procedure
Venous switch or intra-atrial baffle
For more information on these procedures, please consult the Links section.
|Random Useful Tip:
Epinephrine shotIf you are known to have a severe anaphylactic reaction, carry an epinephrine (adrenaline) shot with you at all times. Pay attention to expiration date and replace it regularly: upon expiration, it loses its effectiveness.
|Random Drug Info:
AcyclovirAcyclovir is a medication that is used to treat herpes infections of the skin, lips and genitals, chicken pox and shingles. It comes in the form of ointments, tablets, capsules or liquids. It relieves pain and itchiness and promotes healing; however, it does not cure the condition. Possible (but not common) side effects include headaches, upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea. Severe side effects, such as severe rash or itching, blood in the urine, stomach pain or fever are even less common, but require prompt medical attention.