Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery at College Station Medical Center
Heart patients facing open heart surgery or angioplasty now have a minimally invasive treatment option for restoring proper blood flow and better heart function.
The cardiac assist device – approved by the FDA in June 2008 – offers the benefits of angioplasty or open heart surgery, with decreased risk, for patients whose heart structure and function are significantly weakened. These patients are usually classified as high-risk or unsuitable candidates for traditional open heart or bypass surgery.
This new procedure offers enhanced support for the continued heart function during surgery. Using the cardiac assist device, the surgeon can promote better blood flow to the heart during surgery, reducing the risk of surgically-induced heart failure – a very real risk for patients with severe heart disease. The cardiac assist device also reduces stress on the heart, and allows blocked arteries to be treated without bypass surgery.
For more information or to speak to one of our cardiologists, call 979-764-1474.
To learn more about the Impella 2.5 device used in this procedure, click here.