Heart Surgery Specialist

Texas Heart and Vein Multispecialty Group

CARDIOVASCULAR DOCTORS & PODIATRY LOCATED IN Greater Heights, Downtown, Houston, and Kingwood, TX

If you need heart surgery, you need the best heart specialists. At Texas Heart and Vein Multispecialty Group, with offices in Greater Heights and Downtown Houston, Texas, and another office in Kingwood, Texas, the premier team of cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists offers heart surgery like angioplasty and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Call the office nearest you or use the online scheduling tool to book your appointment.

Heart Surgery Q & A

What is heart surgery?

Heart surgery refers to several procedures and treatments that stabilize and improve your heart health. This type of surgery can treat issues as they occur, but many heart surgeries today also help to prevent heart attack or another life-threatening crisis.

When might I need heart surgery?

You may think of heart surgery mainly as an emergency procedure after a heart attack, but that's only one aspect of this kind of surgery. You may also need heart surgery to:

  • Treat coronary heart disease 
  • Treat heart failure
  • Open blocked arteries
  • Replace a diseased heart valve
  • Implant a pacemaker to control arrhythmia
  • Implant a ventricular assist device to improve heart pumping

The Texas Heart and Vein Multispecialty Group team recommends heart surgery only when it's needed to restore or protect your heart health. 

What is coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) heart surgery?

CABG is the most common type of heart surgery in adults today. This procedure connects a healthy blood vessel to a very narrowed or blocked coronary artery. CABG reroutes your blood so it can reach your heart easily. Your surgeon may treat several arteries during the same procedure. 

Because it restores healthy blood flow, CABG can reduce angina (chest pain) and other troublesome symptoms of coronary heart disease (CHD). If a previous heart attack reduced your heart's pumping ability, CABG can improve it. 

If you've limited your activities because of angina, shortness of breath, or other related issues, CABG may give you a new chance at an active life. Ultimately, CABG can reduce your risk for heart attack and death. 

How can I prevent the recurrence of heart problems after heart surgery?

The Texas Heart and Vein Multispecialty Group team offers compassionate care after your surgery. The providers customize a recovery and prevention plan to maximize your results and overall physical health. 

Lifestyle changes like a heart-healthy eating plan, exercise, weight loss, and not smoking, can reduce the risk of new heart problems after surgery, as can taking prescribed medication. 

Surgeries like CABG offer excellent long-term results, with most people having greatly improved CHD symptoms for 10-15 years. 

Learn how heart surgery can repair your heart and save your life by calling the Texas Heart and Vein Multispecialty Group office nearest you or clicking the online booking link.