By combining catheter ablation with a thoracoscopic approach, hybrid ablation effectively blocks the abnormal electrical signals causing atrial fibrillation.
This minimally invasive procedure repairs the aortic valve by implanting a prosthetic, sutureless valve in its place, in order to treat symptomatic aortic stenosis.
The MitraClip device is inserted through a small incision in the groin to reach the heart and “clips” together a portion of the mitral valve leaflets to reduce or eliminate the backward flow of blood.
A 3 to 4 inch incision is made between the ribs, without cutting into the sternum.
A 4 to 5 inch incision splits the upper third of the sternum.
A combination of open and endovascular techniques used to treat extensive aortic disease involving both the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta.