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Cardiac Surgery and Other Heart Treatments
at John C. Lincoln Hospitals

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Guided by a commitment to medical excellence, both of our hospitals provide a full spectrum of heart care services, including diagnostic testing, state-of-the-art heart surgery and rehabilitative care.

We invite you to learn about treatments we offer for coronary artery disease, irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) and other conditions. Follow the links below for in-depth explanations of some of the most common procedures we routinely perform.

3-D, Radiation-Free Heart Mapping: This innovative cardiac arrhythmia treatment produces a three-dimensional model of the heart, making it possible to pinpoint heart tissue that is triggering abnormal heartbeats.

Angioplasty and Stenting: In balloon angioplasty, a small balloon is inflated within a blocked artery to restore proper blood flow. Insertion of a wire-mesh tube, called stenting, keeps the artery open.

Aortic Aneurysm Surgery: An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal enlargement, or bulging, of the wall of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. An aneurysm may be repaired with traditional surgery and minimally invasive techniques.

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Atrial Fibrillation Treatment: Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). Treatments include catheter ablation and minimally invasive "mini-maze" surgery.

Cardiac Catheterization: Cardiac catheterization is both a diagnostic and interventional procedure. It allows physicians to determine whether coronary arteries are blocked. If treatment is necessary, cardiac catheterization can be followed by angioplasty and stenting.

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): This surgical procedure restores blood flow to the heart by transplanting a healthy blood vessel from another part of a body, making a detour around the blocked part of a coronary artery.

Defibrillator Implantation: Also called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, this battery-powered device can deliver a life-saving electrical shock to the heart to restore normal heart rhythm.

Heart Valve Repair and Replacement: Valves, which regulate blood flow through the heart, can develop problems with opening and closing completely. Specialized valve repair and replacement surgery can ensure proper valve function and normal blood flow to the rest of the body.

Pacemaker Implantation: A pacemaker is a battery-powered device that sends electronic impulse to the heart, to help maintain normal heart rhythm. It is designed for persons who have irregular heartbeat or a very slow heart rate.