treats heart disease
Understand Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Pain, pressure, a squeezing sensation, or stabbing pain in the chest. Pain radiating to neck, shoulder, back, arm or jaw. Pounding heart or change in heart rhythm., Difficulty breathing. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cold sweats or clammy skin. Dizziness. Heartburn.
Common health concerns
In order to assess the performance of surgical units and individual surgeons, a popular risk model has been created called the EuroSCORE. This takes a number of health factors from a patient and using precalculated logistic regression coefficients attempts to give a percentage chance of survival to discharge. Within the UK this EuroSCORE was used to give a breakdown of all the centres for cardiothoracic surgery and to give some indication of whether the units and their individuals surgeons performed within an acceptable range.
Specialist treatment available
Coronary artery disease (artery blockage), Valvular insufficiency (leaking or regurgitation), Valvular stenosis (blocked or narrowed valves), Congestive heart failure (ineffective heart muscle), Myocardial infarction (heart attack), Left ventricular aneurysm (stretched heart muscle), Thoracic aortic aneurysm (stretched aorta in chest), Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, Aortic dissection (bleeding in the aorta walls), Aorta transaction (a rupture through nearly all aorta layers from trauma, collisions or falls), Atrial fibrillation, Lung cancer, Mediastinal tumors, Tracheobronchial cancer, Tracheal stenosis, Esophageal cancer and benign conditions of the esophagus
Testimonials by patients
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