Redefining Lives - Apollo Hospitals Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Redefining Lives - Apollo Hospitals Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

*85 year old man recovered from Coronary Artery Disease

OVID 19 will eventually be gone but cardiac diseases are here to stay. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year. CVDs are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, these include, coronary heart disease, valvular heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, disease of the aorta and other conditions. With more and more people staying at home maintaining a sedentary lifestyle, number of cardiac health problems are on the rise.

Recently an 85 year old man from Chennai was brought to Apollo hospitals with a complex coronary artery disease. Considering his age and other health complications Robotic assisted minimally invasive CABG was considered the best treatment option. Dr M M Yusuf, and team performed the procedure and the patient had a smooth postoperative recovery and was discharged within 48 hours.

Speaking about this procedure, Dr.MM. Yusuf, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, said, “Robotic assisted CABG is the least invasive method of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Blood loss and pain are negligible. Hospital hospital stay is very short and recovery is extremely quick. This procedure is suitable to treat many patients with single and multivessel vessel coronary artery disease. Patients can return back to full normal activity with 2 weeks. Especially during such times of pandemic, such procedures are a blessing for patients as they are not required to stay at the hospital for longer period.”

At Apollo Hospitals, the department of intervention cardiology and cardiac surgery have always been proving their strength by performing many firsts and challenging procedures.  The team has been performing procedures to address complex coronary lesions, valve disorders and also performed miraculous invasive procedures on patients who have been deemed unfit for surgery due to various factors, including age, previous surgeries and other high risks complications.

Majority of adult cardiac procedures are now performed through Minimally Invasive approaches by well trained medical personnel; capitalising on the available cutting edge technology and infrastructure.