Interventional Treatment & Heart Surgery
Advanced heart-care treatment is available within the Beebe program, completing the continuum of cardiovascular services available at Beebe.
Beebe Advanced Cardiac Care Offers:
- Artery Coronary Bypass Graft
- CABG Valve Repair/Replacement
- Open-Heart Surgery
- Off Pump Cardiac Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
- Coronary Angioplasty
- Stent Implantation
- Pacemaker Implants
- Cardiac Stress Testing
- Coronary Catheterization Diagnostics
- Ambulatory Heart Monitorin
- Echocardiogram Diagnostic Testing
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
Interventional cardiology is a medical specialty that uses catheter-based angioplasties and stents to unblock clogged arteries — even in emergency situations.
Beebe has brought together a team of highly skilled cardiac interventionalists to provide coronary angioplasty and stent implantation treatments.
The purpose of open-heart surgery is typically to bypass clogged or damaged arteries, to replace or repair valves, or to treat some other malformation or abnormal cardiac condition.
Open-heart surgical procedures, like coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair and replacement surgeries, are now available at Beebe Healthcare in addition to minimally invasive surgery.
When surgical treatment is required, experienced heart surgeons provide advanced treatment in Beebe's state-of-the-art, fully equipped operating rooms.
Following surgery, patients are removed to comfortable, high-tech critical care unit facilities outfitted with the latest in leading-edge monitoring equipment to assure a full and safe recovery.
The most common Open-Heart surgeries performed at Beebe are:
- Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
- Aortic Valve Replacement
- Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
- Tricuspid Valve Repair and replacement
- Pulmonary valve repair and replacement
- Excision of Cardiac tumors
- Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Aortic Dissection Repair
- Aortic surgery
- Pericardial Window for Pericardial Effusion
- Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation
- Catheter-based Treatment of the Great Vessels
- Open Surgery of the Great Vessels
- Non-Invasive and Diagnostic Vascular Testing
As an integral part of Cardiac and Vascular Services, comprehensive Electrophysiology (EP) Services offers patients treatment options for irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and other electrical disorders of the heart such as:
- Atrial fibrillation
- Atrial flutter
- Atrial tachycardia
- Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
- Ventricular tachycardia
- Beebe’s Electrophysiology Team consists of two Board Certified electrophysiologists (cardiologists who spend two extra years of specializing in the electrical disorders of the heart) and specially trained nurses and technologists. Procedures are performed in the Electrophysiology Lab.
- Continuous cardiac monitoring with Zio patch
- Tilt-table testing
- Electrophysiology studies
- Evaluation of the effectiveness of heart rhythm medications
- Pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), and advanced devices for treating heart failure (cardiac resynchronization therapy—CRT)
- Radiofrequency catheter ablation (to treat different types of cardiac arrhythmias) with:
- Use of intracardiac echocardiography
- Use of transseptal access during complex cases
- Use of 3-D electro-anatomical mapping system of the heart that allows the electrophysiologist to identify the source of the irregular heartbeat
Established in 1990, Beebe Healthcare's Comprehensive Vascular program boasts a fully accredited Vascular Lab, non-invasive vascular testing, and a highly skilled surgical staff.
Beebe Healthcare has three board-certified vascular surgeons and offers a comprehensive vascular surgery program that includes:
- Open and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
- Peripheral revascularization
- Venous intervention
Most of the patients at the center are treated for atherosclerosis, which is also called hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerosis is caused when deposits of plaque in the arteries constrict or completely block the blood flow, depriving the body of oxygen and nutrients. Plaque may even break off and create a dangerous embolism. Atherosclerosis may cause damage to artery walls, stretching or rupturing them, causing a life-threatening aneurysm. Tests performed at Beebe's lab help detect vascular disease.