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How Much Do You Know About Coronary Artery Disease and Angioplasty?

Coronary artery disease (CAD) plays a major role in the leading cause of death in this country: heart attack. CAD is also known as atherosclerosis. Learn more about this disease and its treatment by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

1. Which is a symptom of coronary artery disease?
2. Which procedure or test is used to diagnose CAD?
3. One possible treatment for CAD is coronary angioplasty. What does it involve?
4. During angioplasty, doctors often place a stent inside the artery. What is a stent?
5. Some people who have coronary angioplasty done, the artery narrows or becomes blocked again within 6 months if a stent is not used. When is this more likely to happen?
6. Which lifestyle factor has the greatest impact on your health after angioplasty?

The Heart Center of Excellence offers a wide arrange of surgical services including:

Coronary Bypass Surgery

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery (OPCABG)
  • Redo Coronary Revascularization (With or without concomitant Valve Surgery)
  • TransMyocardial Revascularization
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)

Valve Surgery

  • Mitral Valve Repair/ Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Replacement/ Repair
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Redo Valvular Surgery
  • MAZE Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation

Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery

Watch live video of Dr. Herskowitz performing minimally invasive aortic valve replacement surgery

  • Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Replacement/ Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Double Valve Surgery
  • Redo Valvular Surgery
  • MAZE procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)

Minimally Invasive Surgery (additional applications)

  • Repair of Atrial Septal Defects (Primum and Secundum)
  • Resection of Atrial Tumors (Myxoma)

Aortic Surgery

  • Repair of Ascending Aortic / Aortic Arch / Descending Aortic Thoracic Aneurysms and Dissections

Thoracic Surgery

  • Thoracotomy Lung Biopsy
  • Thoracotomy Lung resections and Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracotomy Decortication
  • Spinal Exposure for orthopedic and neurologic procedures
  • Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (Video Assisted-VATS)

  • VATS Lung Biopsy
  • VATS Bullectomy and Pleural Sclerosis
  • VATS Lung Resection and Pneumonectomy
  • VATS Resection of Thoracic Tumors

Vascular Surgery

Mediastinal Surgery

  • Mediastinoscopy and Biopsy
  • Resection of Mediastinal Tumors

Esophageal Surgery

  • Resection of Esophageal Tumors
  • Achalasia Esophageal Surgery

Cardiac Rhythm Surgery

  • Complex Lead Extraction
  • Pacemaker Insertion
  • AICD (Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator)

For information or to make an appointment, please call 954-355-4665.

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