Israel is a leader in the field of cardiology and cardiac surgery. With the most advanced technology, state-of-the-art facilities and treatments, Israel offers excellent standards of medical care and innovative leading procedures equal to the world’s best and unique to the country.
We offer personalized healthcare programs to ensure each patient recieve the best medical solution for his medical needs. We work with the best cardiac surgeons, providing the highest quality treatment and procedures in first class facilities.
Among the treatments available are:
Diagnostic coronary angiography
Virtual angiography – cardiac C.T
Percutaneous interventions (drug -eluting stents)
Ablations for atrial fibrillation.
Cardiac valve surgery the best Israeli cardiosurgeons perform cardiac valve surgeries, including repair or replacement of aortic valves, and repair or replacement of mitral valves.
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) Modern CABG surgeries using the most advanced medical equipment are designed for the treatment of ischemic cardiac disease – complete arterial revascularization.
Congenital defects in adults
Maze operation for curing atrial fibrillation
Surgery of aorta
Minimal invasive heart surgery
Combined heart and jugular artery surgery
Insertion of Cardiac Pacemaker
Arterial occlusion is the main causes for angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, heart disorders, heart failure and death..
The main arteries of the heart, known as the coronary arteries, are responsible for supplying blood directly to the heart muscle. Like all other arteries, coronary arteries branch off from the aorta, the largest artery, which circulates oxygen-rich blood to all of organs of the body.
Atherosclerosis is a heart condition caused by a narrowing of one of the three coronary arteries. Waste material, such as cholesterol and other fatty deposits, builds up on the walls of the arteries, causing them to narrow, thicken, or harden until they are completely blocked. A complete blockage of a coronary artery is known as a myocardial infarction or “heart attack”.
A heart attack is caused by a disruption of the heart’s blood supply. If the heart does not have enough blood supply, its cells will die in a matter of hours. Therefore, in the absence of a timely diagnosis and the necessary treatment, a complete obstruction of the coronary artery can lead to a heart attack, as well as additional complications in the future. Two factors that determine the severity of a heart attack are the extent and location of the arterial blockage.
atherosclerosis is a common condition in men over 35 and women over 40. People with existing medical conditions and who have additional risk factors, such as smoking, obesity, high cholesterol or triglycerides, diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of heart disease, are at a higher risk for atherosclerosis. In order to reduce or slow down the atherosclerotic process in the coronary arteries, it is important to minimize these risk factors as much as possible.
A decline in the flow and supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle can manifest itself in angina pectoris, especially in situations that demand increased cardiac exertion, such as strenuous exercise. If an atherosclerotic obstruction exists in a coronary artery, this can lead to the onset of angina, which may require medical intervention. Angina pectoris can manifest itself in a wide variety of symptoms, including:
• Ongoing pain (in the chest, jaw, and ear area).
• Shortness of breath.
• Stinging, tingling, or numbness in the arm.
• General feeling of malaise (nausea).
• Lethargy and fatigue.
In order to find the underlying cause of angina, people with risk factors may be asked to have a cardiac stress test, heart scan, or coronary CT angiography. If necessary, they will be advised to undergo a coronary angiography, which produces images of any obstructions or narrowing present in the coronary arteries. Depending on the results of the angiography, a coronary angioplasty may also be carried out. A coronary angioplasty is an angiography during which additional medical intervention, such as removing the obstruction, or inserting a stent, is also carried out.
Each year, more than 50,000 cardiac catheterization procedures are carried out in Israel.
Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
During this procedure, the location and shape of arterial occlusions and detection of defects in the valves are identified and diagnosed, and the acuteness and treatment options evaluated.
During this procedure, coronary arteries are unblocked and opened up by the removal of the occlusion. This can be achieved by few techniques:.
“Balloon” catheterization – P.C.T.A. – the use of a catheter to inflate a balloon at the location of the occlusion.
Stent catheterization – placing a metal coil in the location of the constriction and use of special drugs
“Spider stent” – a stent that gradually secretes medication to prevent further constriction and reduces the risk of a recurrent occlusion.
Cardiac catheterization is often performed immediately after a Diagnostic Cardiac catheterization procedure, to avoid the need to prep and anesthetize the patient a second time.
This is a treatment for arrhythmia using electrophysiology methods, carried out in the catheterization room under local anesthesia. The advantage of this treatment is the rapid repair of arrhythmia and return to normal activity
Other cardiac procedures we are taking care of are:
Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation
If surgery is required, as indicated by the catheterization results, the surgery will be done without delay in the hospital’s operating room which is set up to provide medical backup.
Our staff will assist you of getting all medical insurance coverage and required forms from the insurance company.
Invasive cardiology procedures:
Intractable atrial fibrillation
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Permanent antidefibrillatory device