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What is Open Heart Surgery?

The most common type of surgery being performed on adults is heart bypass or CABG Coronary bypass graft. As the name suggests the surgery is done to bypass the blocked vessels that transport blood to the heart muscles.

Heart bypass or CABG is a complicated procedure. Though it doesn’t cure the heart disease that cause blockage (coronary artery disease) then CABG involves in removing a blood vessel from the chest, arms or legs and using it to recreate a detour or a bypass. This helps the blood vessel to get normal blood supply. More than one artery or double bypass involves two repairs, triple bypass involves three repairs and a quadruple bypass involves four repairs.

Why open heart surgery is required?

Severe chest pain caused by narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to your heart muscles. CAD occurs when plaque forms on the walls of arteries that supply blood to the heart. The plaque is mainly cholesterol. It is accelerated by smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes. Patients with history of family suffering from heart disease and above age of 45 years are at greater risk. The atherosclerotic process causes significant narrowing in one or more arteries.

What is the procedure of open heart surgery?

The length of time taken in open heart surgery depends upon the type of procedure and need. It usually takes 3 to 6 hours to complete the surgery. The 6-8 inches incision is made in middle of the chest. The team might use heart lung bypass machine during the surgery. This involves stooping the heart from beating. The bypass machine takes over the heart pumping action and removes blood from the heart via tubes. The machine then removes CO2 from the blood adds oxygen and returns the blood to the body. This is on pump surgery. Sometimes a surgeon might walk off pump where heart keeps beating off pump surgery. This is called off pump surgery.

Team involved

  1. Main surgeon who direct the other surgeons who are assisting them during the operation.
  2. An anaesthesiologist who is in-charge of giving anesthesia and monitoring vital signs.
  3. The pump team, perfusionists, those who operate the heart lung machine and other technical equipment that supports open heart surgery.
  4. Nurses and technicians who assist the surgical team to prepare OT for surgery.

What is the recovery time?

  1. The patient stays in the ICU for couple of days after the procedure to receive post-surgery care.
  2. After surgery patient is put on breathing support which is wined off gradually.
  3. After ICU patient stays in hospital for a week. Total recovery is of 4 to 6 weeks.

What are the risks and complications of CABG surgery?

  1. Overall mortality is 3-5%
  2. Shortly after CABG heart attack occurs in 5-10% of patients. Bleeding might occurs in 5% of patients. Stroke occurs in 1-2% primarily in elderly patients. Mortality and complications increases with:
  • Age
  • Poor heart muscle functions
  • Disease obstructing the left main coronary artery
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic lung diseases
  • CKD

Usually mortality is higher in females due to smaller coronary arteries.

What are the cost factors involves in Open Heart Surgery?

The cost varies on different factors which are as follows:

  • Physical examination
  • OPD
  • Diagnosis
  • Medications
  • Room charges
  • Surgery cost
  • Monitoring charges
  • Intensive Care Unit charges
  • Doctor visit charges
  • Rehabilitation cost
  • Food and accommodation
  • Post-transplant care
  • Recovery charges

What is the overall approximate cost of Open Heart Surgery?

In India

India is considered a perfect destination for Open Heart Surgery because of its affordable cost and use of advanced techniques in the multi-speciality hospitals. Open Heart Surgery in India along with food and accommodation costs approximately $5,018.

In Turkey

Turkey also attracts foreign patients because of their medical services they give to them. Open Heart Surgery in Turkey along with food and accommodation costs approximately $7,977.

In Singapore

Hospitals in Singapore are highly advanced in terms of services and comfort. Open Heart Surgery in Singapore along with food and accommodation costs approximately $23,497.

In Israel

Israel is considered as one of the most advanced medical technology due to which patients tend to travel Israel for several medical purposes. Open Heart Surgery in Israel along with food and accommodation costs approximately $47,412.

How long patient has to stay?

In country, patient has to stay for 15 days.

In hospital, patient has to stay for at least 1 week.

Is there a possibility of any heart surgery after open heart surgery?

There is a possibility of surgery in different cases which are as follows:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Severe complications
  • Heart attack
  • Chest pain
  • Myocardial infraction
  • Blood clot
  • Breathing problems
  • Pneumonia
  • Abnormal heart rate

Are there any risks in open heart surgery?

Risk in open-heart surgery is as follows:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Chest pain
  • Lung or kidney failure
  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • Fuzziness
  • Blood clotting
  • Bleeding after surgery
  • Breathing difficulty

Why choose MedTours Global for Open Heart Surgery?

Affordable costing in multi-speciality hospitals is one of the biggest factors which attracts medical tourist when they travel India for Open Heart Surgery. MedTours Global helps their patients in getting complete treatment and makes their medical travel easy. MedTours Global is associated with the best JCI and NABH accredited multi-specialty hospitals globally having an emergency infrastructure, fully equipped with the latest technologies and techniques. MedTours Global also has their own advisory panel which helps the patient in getting the best treatment plan and makes the patient’s journey easy. MedTours Global gives comfort to the patients in providing consultation with doctors through e-mail, phone, and video calling as well. Case managers of MedTours Global care for each and every patient and provide support and assistance before and after Open Heart Surgery. MedTours Global commits to help their patients with their services and availability Free of Cost 24/7.


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