ANGINA PECTORIS (“ANGINA”) is a recurring pain or discomfort in the chest that happens when some part of the heart does not receive enough blood. Angina is a common symptom of coronary artery disease that occurs when the coronary arteries are narrowed or blocked. It is usually relieved within a few minutes by resting or(…)
This surgery is performed to treat Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) caused by a heart attack. The goal of the surgery is to restore the heart to a more normal size and shape and to increase the heart’s function through the use of a special stitch (a circular suture) and a Dacron patch.