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CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft).

Hospital La Catolica

The Division of Cardiac Surgery provides consultative and therapeutic services for the surgical treatment of cardiac, pulmonary and esophageal diseases.

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Dr. Arce Quesada Mauricio

Thoracic surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Thoracic oncology surgery

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Hospital Universitario Austral

The Adult Cardiovascular Surgery Service of the University Hospital Austral has, for more than 10 years, a strong commitment to the Ideology of the Austral University , adhering strongly to the service to society through the search for truth, through the development and transmission of knowledge.

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Clínica Anglo Americana

The surgical center of the Anglo American Clinic is the most complete and modern center in the country, designed to perform an extensive variety of surgical procedures with state-of-the-art equipment and the most recognized multidisciplinary team of specialists in Peru.

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

The service of Cardiovascular Surgery of Specialized Centers of San Vicente Foundation, has the best endowment with equipment of high technology, that allow us to provide surgical services of very high quality. We carry out the most recent and innovative techniques of cardiac surgery.

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Instituto Neuro Cardiovascular de las Américas

The Neuro Cardiovascular Institute of the Americas - INCA - an organization of highly specialized Peruvian professionals to strengthen the health of those suffering from diseases and specifically cardiac, neurological and vascular.

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60,000 - 80,000 US$

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Hospital Clinica Biblica

Clinica Biblica Hospital is one of the top medical institutions of Costa Rica. Approximatey 50% of the physicians at the hospital were trained in the USA.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

The Cardiovascular Unit of the University Hospital of San Vicente Foundation has more than 10 years of experience; providing the patient with cardiovascular disease and his family; comprehensive, timely, effective and warm care.

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Galenia Hospital

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery is one of the leading institutions of its kind in Mexico. Minimally invasive techniques such as off-pump bypass surgery without using a heart-lung machine have been applied to many patients.

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About CABG

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)?
Coronary artery bypass graft or CABG is a surgical procedure whereby a surgeon takes a vein or artery from a patient's chest, leg or arm and grafts it on to the blocked artery. This results in normal blood flow to the heart muscles.

What types of surgery are available?

  • Minimal Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
    For some patients, minimal invasive coronary artery bypass surgery may be an option. During this surgery, smaller chest and graft removal incisions are used. This enhances the recovery rate and lessens the risk of infection.
  • Off-pump Bypass Surgery
    This is also know as 'beating heart surgery', and is carried out whilst the heart is still beating. The surgeon utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to stabilize sections of the heart and blocked artery, whilst the rest of the heart continues its normal function.

Duration of procedure/surgery : CABG surgery normally takes from 3 to 5 hours.

Days admitted : If your CABG surgery has been planned, you may be admitted into the hospital the morning or afternoon before your surgery. On average, the hospital stay after a coronary artery bypass surgery is between five to seven days.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia.

Recovery : Recovery time varies from person to person. However, normally, patients recovering from CABG surgery can take between 6 to 12 weeks. Less recovery time is required for minimal invasive heart surgery and off-pump heart surgery.

For the first four weeks, it is advisable not to drive. Strenuous activity should be avoided. Patients can resume normal sexual activity, but should refrain from positions that may put to much strain on the chest or upper arms. Normally, you may return to work around six weeks after recovery or sooner if your job is non-strenuous.

Risks : In general, the mortality connected to CABG is 3-4%. Heart attacks take place in 5-10% of patients, either before or after CABG surgery. And strokes account for 1-2% of cases, normally in elderly patients.
Mortality and various complications are heightened in the following cases:
- Age (70 years and older)
- Diabetes
- Chronic lung disease and kidney failure
- Disease blocking the left main coronary artery

After care : The incision should be kept dry and clean and protected from bumps and scratches.
Swelling or aching in the legs may be experienced. Support stockings may need to be worn to help reduce the swelling. And walking daily will help improve circulation and lesson swelling.
The patient may also need to make lifestyle changes that may include: giving up smoking, weight control, dietary changes, participate in a monitored exercise program supervised by a professional, take prescribed medicine, follow-up visits to health care provider.

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