Cardiovascular Surgery

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Beaumont’s cardiac surgery program offers the most advanced procedures and technologies to treat heart disease, including minimally invasive and traditional open-heart surgery options. Our nationally recognized surgeons provide both elective and emergent surgery for coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, congenital heart conditions and aortic repairs, specializing in high-risk heart patients with complex conditions.

The surgical team includes experienced health care professionals and support staff who share the common goal of making your surgery and recovery successful. The cardiac surgeon will lead your team and talk with your cardiologist and other physicians to coordinate the best care.

Common Cardiac conditions that may require surgery

  • Atherosclerosis, disease in which the walls of the coronary arteries build up with fats, cholesterol or other fatty tissue
  • Aortic repair, weakening or bulging of the aorta which is a major supplier of blood to the body
  • Aortic valve stenosis, conditions when the aortic valve narrows preventing the valve from opening fully and ends up reducing or blocking blood flow from your heart into the main artery to your body
  • Aortic valve regurgitation, the leaking of the aortic valve allowing blood flow in two directions
  • Atrial septal defect, a hole in the walls of upper chambers (atria) or lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart 
  • Bicuspid aortic valve disease, a genetic condition where people are born with a bicuspid aortic valve (two leaflets) instead of the tricuspid (three leaflets) aortic valve
  • Endocarditis, infections in the inner lining of the heart chambers and heart valves
  • Mitral valve stenosis, condition when the mitral valve narrows preventing the valve from opening fully and ends up reducing or blocking blood flow into your left ventricle
  • Mitral valve insufficiency, when the mitral valve doesn't close well and allows blood to flow backward into your heart
  • Mitral valve regurgitation, when the mitral valve doesn't close completely causing blood to flow backwards in the heart
  • Myxoma or cardiac tumor
  • Paravalvular leak, a rare leak caused by the space between the patient's heart tissue and the replacement valve
  • Patent foramen ovale, birth defect that causes a hole in the upper chambers (atria) of the heart
  • Tricuspid valve stenosis, condition where the tricuspid valve narrows restricting blood flow from the right atrium to the right ventricle
  • Tricuspid valve regurgitation
  • Ventricular septal defect, condition in which the wall that divides the heart's lower chambers doesn't develop properly, leaving a hole that allows abnormal blood flow