Surgical and Other Invasive Procedures for Heart Attack
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICDs —This device is implanted in the chest. The ICD responds to the presence of an abnormal heart rhythm by delivering an electrical shock to jumpstart the heart and return it to a normal rhythm.
- Coronary artery radiation—Radiation is sometimes used to open coronary arteries that have narrowed after stent placement.
- Laser revascularization—This is a technique that uses laser to create small channels into a wall of heart muscle to allow new blood vessels to grow and ultimately improve blood flow.
Cardiac procedures and surgeries. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Cardiac-Procedures-and-Surgeries%5FUCM%5F303939%5FArticle.jsp . Accessed August 8, 2012.
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/ . Updated June 7, 2012. Accessed August 8, 2012.
- Reviewer: Michael J. Fucci, DO
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -
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