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Open Heart Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Open Heart Surgery.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Hospital La Catolica

Hospital Hotel La Catolica provides comprehensive private healthcare services to local and international patients, mainly from the USA.

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Dr. Arce Quesada Mauricio

Thoracic surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Thoracic oncology surgery

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.

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Dr. Treviño González Martín

Thoracic Cardiology

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San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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Hospital de La Familia

A small hospital offering healthcare services for women and their families, including cosmetic surgery, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology, bariatric surgery, internal medicine and infertility treatment.

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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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 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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About Open Heart Surgery

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 Open Heart Surgery?
Open heart surgery is a procedure that involves opening the walls of the chest, and performing surgery on the heart muscles, arteries or other related structures.

What are the different types of Open Heart Surgery treatment?
The most popular type of heart surgery is coronary artery bypass grafting or CABG as it is commonly known. During a CABG procedure, surgeons use healthy veins obtained from another part of the body to, go around blocked arteries.

Other types of open-heart surgery usually performed by specialists include:
repair of the heart valves that control blood flow through the heart's chambers and heart transplant.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Generally between 3 to 5 hours.

Days admitted : Naturally, your stay in hospital will vary, depending on the post-operative condition of your heart. However, in normal cases, a hospital stay of up to 4 days or longer can be expected.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : A period of 6 to 12 weeks is need for recovery. Whilst you're in hospital, doctors and nurses will keep a close check on your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and also the incision area for any abnormal signs.

Risks : Heart surgery is not without its risks, and these can include the following: - Infection, fever, and even swelling - Bleeding. - Irregular heartbeats - Difficulties focusing or thinking clearly. - A reaction to the medication used to put you to sleep whilst the procedure is being performed - Damage to tissues in the heart, kidneys, and lungs. Death. Generally, the risks of an open heart procedure increases for people who: - Are older over 70 - Have had multiple heart surgeries - Suffer from conditions such as high pressure, diabetes, kidney disease and lung disease.

After care : After your surgery, aftercare may include regular checkups with your doctor. You may need to make diet and lifestyle changes and take various medicines to assist you to remain healthy. You doctor may recommend that you join a cardiac rehabilitation program. Cardiac rehabilitation normally includes counseling, education, and exercise training to help you recover.

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