Procedures & Surgeries Used to Treat Heart Diseases

Angioplasty and Stents (also see Percutaneous Coronary Interventions)

Aortic Aneurysm Repair


Balloon Angioplasty (see Percutaneous Coronary Interventions)

Bypass Surgery / Graft (see Coronary Artery Bypass or Peripheral Artery Bypass Surgery)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (Biventricular Pacing)


Carotid Angioplasty with Stenting

Catheter Ablation (see Ablation)

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)

Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery (see Peripheral Artery Bypass Surgery)

Heart Ablation Therapy (see Ablation)

Heart Transplant

Heart Valve Surgery

ICD Lead Extraction

Implantable Arrhythmia Control Devices (ICDs, Implantable Defibrillators)  (also see Pacemakers)

Left Ventricular Assist Device (see Ventricular Assist Devices)

Maze Procedure

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery


Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty, PTCA, Balloon Angioplasty) (also see Angioplasty and Stents)

Peripheral Artery Bypass Surgery

Peripheral intervention (see Peripheral Artery Bypass Surgery or Angioplasty)

Radiofrequency Ablation (see Ablation)

Septal Myectomy (Myomectomy, Myotomy)

Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization (TMLR, TMR)

Valvuloplasty (see Heart Valve Surgery)

Ventricular Arterial Device (see Ventricular Assist Device)

Ventricular Assist Device

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Last updated: February 24, 2010