An experienced and best cardiothoracic surgeon in Hyderabad, Dr Raja Sekhara Rao performs the CABG with Arterial grafts in patients with clogged coronary arteries. Being the best cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon in Hyderabad, he treats patients suffering from cardiac ailments and considers to be blessed in doing so. With extensive experience in performing Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, he has gained hands-on experience in performing CABG with Arterial grafts and minimally invasive cardiac surgeries over the past 22 years.

Dr Raja Sekhara Rao is currently associated with care hospitals, Hyderabad as a consultant cardiothoracic & transplant surgeon and performs a wide range of cardiac surgeries including Heart / Lung Transplantation Surgery, Off-Pump CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting), Minimally Invasive Heart Surgeries, Valve Repairs & Replacements, Adult Congenital Heart surgery, ECMO & VAD Surgeries, Infective Endocarditis Surgery, Redo Heart Surgeries and other thoracic and vascular surgeries.

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Overview of CABG with Arterial grafts

Coronary artery disease is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries whose function is to supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart. In this condition, the plaque made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances build up in the coronary arteries and narrow it. The narrowing of arteries results in reduced blood flow to the heart and further leads to life-threatening conditions such as angina, shortness of breath, and heart attacks.

Coronary artery bypass surgery or CABG is a surgical procedure done to improve the blood flow to the heart. In this procedure, the harvested arteries( LIMA/Radial) and veins are grafted into the blocked coronary artery. CABG provides improved and oxygen-rich blood flow to the heart.

Benefits of CABG with Arterial grafts

  • Improves overall quality of life
  • Decreases angina and CHD symptoms
  • Quicker return to the daily routine
  • Improved pumping action of the heart
  • Improved chance of survival
  • Reduced risks of heart attacks
  • Reduced chance of dying before 50 years

Candidates for CABG with Arterial grafts

Individuals suffering from severe chronic heart diseases or CHD
Patients who have tried all the non-surgical treatments that don’t work
Patients who are experiencing troubles from reduced heart’s pumping action
Individuals suffering from severe blockages that can’t be cured with angioplasty

However, Dr Raja Sekhara Rao will consider few factors to determine whether you are a candidate for CABG with Arterial grafts: these factors include:

  • Presence and severity of CHD symptoms
  • The severity of blockages in your coronary arteries
  • Your response to the non-surgical treatment options
  • Your quality of life and other lifestyle habits
  • Any other existing health conditions

Symptoms Of Coronary Artery Diseases

  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue (severe tiredness)
  • Palpitations
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling in the hands and feet
  • Indigestion

Diagnosis and Testing:

Dr Raja Sekhara conducts the following tests to diagnose your clogged arteries:

  1. EKG (Electrocardiogram)
  2. Stress Test
  3. Nuclear heart scanning
  4. Echocardiography
  5. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  6. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning
  7. Coronary Angiography

CABG with Arterial grafts: Procedure Details

Once you are determined to be the right candidate for CABG, Dr Raja Sekhara Rao will determine the best treatment approach that fits your condition. The CABG procedure with arterial grafts is of three types.

Traditional Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting:

Conventional coronary artery bypass grafting procedure is performed when at least one of the arteries has to be bypassed. During this procedure, the doctor opens your chest bone to access your heart. Your heart will be stopped temporarily, and the heart-lung machine is used to keep the blood flow throughout your body during the operation.

After the surgery, there will be improved blood flow to your heart, and your heart starts beating again. However, in some instances, the doctor may use mild electric shocks to restore the functioning of your heart.

Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting:

Off-Pump coronary artery bypass grafting or beating heart bypass grafting is a procedure similar to traditional CABG. However, in this procedure, the heart-lung machine is not used, and the process is carried out on the beating heart. Dr Raja Sekhara Rao does 99% CABG operations using Offpump or Beating heart technique.

Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting:

Minimally invasive bypass surgery is a new technique to treat the blocked or clogged arteries. In this procedure, a smaller incision will be made on the left side of the chest and in between the ribs. This procedure is reserved for patients who require bypassing the blood vessels in front of the heart. However, the minimally invasive procedure may not be suitable for individuals with more than one coronary arteries.

Infrastructure Highlights:

  • State of the art-digital cathlab
  • Well-equipped ICUs and OT
  • Special clinics
  • Intensive care units
  • Advanced OT facilities
  • Postoperative care unit with monitoring facilities
  • Echo Lab with advanced non-invasive facilities
  • Adult and Paediatric heart surgeries

Why Choose Dr Rajasekhara Rao For CABG with Arterial grafts in Hyderabad?

  • CABG with Arterial grafts from dynamic, skilled, and experienced surgeon
  • A thorough preoperative assessment of the patient
  • Presurgical optimisation of overall health
  • High-quality medical care
  • State of the art operation theatres
  • Use of latest technology and robust diagnostic support
  • Excellent postoperative and preoperative care

CABG with Arterial grafts Surgery: FAQs

What Are The Benefits Of Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?

The benefits of Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting include:

  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced bleeding
  • Lower chances of complications
  • Lesser chances of infection
  • No need for blood transfusion

What Is The Recovery Period For Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?

The CABG with arterial grafts requires two months to recover completely. You will feel wound pains following the surgery, which is quite common, and most people feel better after the recovery from CABG with arterial grafts.

How Soon Can I Resume To Normal Activities?

After the recovery, you will gain your energy back and will be able to resume all your activities. How quickly you recover depends on your health condition before CABG surgery. However, the physical therapy and rehabilitation programs can help you in regaining your strength and overall health condition.

Should I Continue Medications Even After The Surgery?

The need to take medications depends on your overall health conditions and the nature of your arterial disease. Dr Raja Sekhara Rao will prescribe medications if needed.

When Is Heart Lung Bypass Machine used?

Heart-lung bypass machine is a device used in CABG with arterial grafts. It performs the pumping action of the heart when it is temporarily stopped during the CABG procedure.

What Are The Other Cardiac Surgeries Performed By Dr Rajasekhara Rao?

The other cardiac surgeries performed by Dr Raja Sekhara Rao include:

  1. Heart/ Lung Transplantation Surgery
  2. Off-Pump CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting)
  3. Minimally Invasive Heart Surgeries
  4. Valve Repairs & Replacements
  5. Adult Congenital Heart surgery
  6. ECMO & VAD Surgeries
  7. Infective Endocarditis Surgery
  8. Redo Heart Surgeries

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