Cardiology in Japan features 20-minute surgery for patients with ischemic heart disease
In Japan, heart surgeons install three chamber pacemakers and perform thousands of coronary artery bypass surgeries using arteries instead of veins. They also conduct hybrid coronary artery bypass surgery - stenting and balloon dilatation - for ischemic heart disease.
Similar diagnosis can be treated with minimally-invasive percutaneous coronary intervention which lasts up to 30 minutes and requires only 3 days in the hospital.
Conditions treated with success at heart centers in Japan include:
- peripheral heart disease
- valvular heart disease
- heart failure
- ischemic heart disease
- congenital heart defects