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Open Heart Surgery

Open Heart Surgery

St. Mary Medical Center was the first facility to bring open heart surgery to Bucks County, and introduced its highly successful program in January 1997.

St. Mary currently performs the greatest number of open-heart surgeries in the region. Nearly 400 open heart procedures are done annually, with upwards to 80 percent of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures done (off pump) without the use of the heart-lung machine.

Coronary artery bypass surgery is very effective in restoring circulation to heart tissue endangered by impeded blood flow. Sometimes it is the only effective method to restore blood flow to a severly diseased heart. Balloon angioplasty is often used in emergency situations, especially when a person is experiencing a heart attack, as a lifesaving procedure to immediately restore blood flow to the heart.

Mitral and aortic valve replacement and repair of aortic dissection are among the specialty of open-heart surgeries provided at St. Mary.

Our Cardiac Care and Telemetry Units provides skilled nursing care for patients recovering from surgeries and  cardiac-related medical conditions.