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Heart Surgery


There are a variety of invasive procedures doctors can use to treat heart disease. More extensive cases of heart disease require heart surgery to restore normal functionality to the heart.

The cardiac surgeons at Chandler Regional have the experience and expertise to perform a wide range of cardiovascular surgeries.

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) 
The rib cage is opened to expose the heart; this is commonly known as open-heart surgery. A graft is done using a section of blood vessel from the aorta (main artery taking oxygenated blood away from the heart) which is applied to the coronary artery to bypass the blockage and improve the blood supply to the heart. Please note: While Chandler Regional does not perform heart transplant surgery, our cardiovascular surgery program offers a variety of procedures to repair (when possible) or replace valves in the heart.

Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR)
The aortic valve keeps oxygenated blood moving from the heart, into the aorta (main artery in the body) and prevents it from coming back into the heart with each pump cycle.

Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement (MVR)
The mitral valve is located between the left atrium and the left ventrical in the heart. This valve stops blood from leaking back into the upper two chambers of the heart when it contracts.

Tricuspid Valve Repair/Replacement (TVR) 
The tricuspid valve is between the right atrium and the right ventricle in the heart. This valve allows blood to move from the atrium to the ventricle and closes to stop backflow when the ventricle contracts.

Ascending Aortic Repair and Ascending Aortic Root Repair/Replacement
The aorta is the main artery which takes blood to all vital organs. If you have aorta enlargement or ballooning (known as an aortic aneurysm) it must be repaired or replaced to prevent it from rupturing.

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD Repair)
Atrial Septal Defect, commonly known as “a hole in the heart”, is a condition usually found in children; however, it can go undetected until adulthood. At Chandler Regional, we only perform heart surgery on adults. The atrial septum is the muscular wall separating the right and left atrium in the heart. The right atrium pumps blood low in oxygen and the left atrium pumps blood that has been oxygenated. The hole (defect) allows the two types of blood to mix, resulting in blood low in oxygen being distributed throughout the body. This causes fatigue and shortness of breath.

Quality Cardiovascular Surgery Program At Chandler Regional

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons maintains a national database which is part of an initiative to provide the highest quality care and patient safety among cardiothoracic surgeons. A “star” rating of 1, 2 or 3 (3 being the highest level) is awarded to the hospitals that choose to participate in the program. Chandler Regional is proud to boast a “2 star” rating. Doctors and insurance providers deem this as a benchmark for providing excellent cardiac care.

Learn More About Heart Surgery At Chandler Regional 

For more information, please call 480.728.5414, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.