Based on your symptoms and results from screenings, your provider may request further testing. Below are some surgical services offered at OSF St. Joseph.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair is the surgical procedure to repair aneurysms once they expand to a certain size. There are two ways to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms: traditional and endovascular. Learn more about it here.
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a procedure in which plaque (cholesterol buildup) is removed from an artery in the neck that carries blood to the brain.
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary artery bypass is a surgery performed to create a bypass that permits blood flow around a narrowed coronary artery.
A pacemaker is an artificial device used to stimulate and regulate the heartbeat and consists of a generator (battery) and leads (wires).
Valve replacement is a surgical replacement of a damaged valve due to stenosis, (when the valve does not open fully), or insufficiency, also called regurgitation, (when the valve does not close tightly). Different types of valve replacement may be done depending on patient's age, lifestyle, health, and life expectancy. Learn more about it here.
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If you have questions related to specific cardiovascular tests or procedures, please contact your prescribing physician.