What do heart surgeons do?
Cardiac surgeons treat valvular heart diseases such as valve
stenosis or vessel insufficiency, ischemic heart disease, coronary
artery disease, atherosclerosis and congenital defects. In treating
these diseases, cardiac surgeons repair or replace heart valves,
widen clogged arteries, repair aortic aneurysms, implant
defibrillators and pacemakers, and perform double, triple,
quadruple, and the rare quintuple heart bypasses. Cardiac surgeons
are also responsible for their patients' post-operative care while
in the hospital.