Cardiac surgery involves surgical operations performed on the heart to correct life-threatening conditions.
A cardiac surgeon can help to advise on the assessment, treatment and post-operative complications of:
- Coronary artery disease
- Aortic valve disease
- Mitral and tricuspid valve disease
- Diseases of the aorta
- Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
- Sternotomy (the procedure to cut through the sternum to gain access to the heart or nearby organs and blood vessels)
- Thoracotomy (surgical procedure to gain access to the pleural space of the chest)
About our cardiac surgery expert
Mr Asimakopoulos has been a consultant cardiac surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London since 2014 and before that he held the same post in Bristol from 2008 to 2014. His main areas of interest include Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) using the off-pump technique, Aortic Valve Replacement including less invasive surgery with sutureless valves and aortic surgery. He has extensive experience in treating aneurysms of the aortic root, the ascending aorta and aortic arch, infections of the heart valves (endocarditis) and aortic dissections. He regularly performs re-operations, on patients who had previous heart surgery.
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