About Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, also called heart surgery, is a surgical procedure that is performed on the heart by cardiac surgeons for the correction of life-threatening conditions. It can be an open-heart surgery or a minimally invasive surgery depending on the medical condition of the patient. The objective of cardiac surgery is to improve the quality of life of the patients and extend their healthy life span.

Conditions Treated

Below are the major heart conditions that are commonly treated by cardiac surgery:

  • Amyloidosis: A disease characterized by abnormal accumulation of proteins in various body organs
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Arrhythmia: An uneven heart rhythm causing heart to beat too slow or too fast to effectively pump the blood
  • Cardiomyopathy: Deterioration in the function of heart muscle leading to heart failure
  • Congenital Heart Disease: By birth abnormality in the functioning of the heart
  • Coronary Artery Disease: Condition wherein the arteries in the heart become narrow or blocked; may cause angina, a heart attack, or congestive heart failure
  • Heart Failure : Also known as congestive heart failure (CHF), occurs when the heart muscle fails to pump blood due to a range of conditions
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A genetic condition in which the muscle of the heart is abnormally thick that obstruct the blood flow to the rest of the body
  • Pericarditis: Inflammation of the pericardium, that is a thin sac (membrane) that surrounds the heart
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Cost Comparison

Country Cost of Heart-Bypass Surgery
Singapore $18,500
Thailand $11,000
India $10,000
United Arab Emirates $44,000
Malaysia $9,000
US $75,000

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