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Iran's Success in Cardiovascular Surgeries Based on Statistics

Cardiovascular surgery is surgery on the heart or great vessels performed by a cardiovascular surgeon. There are many types of cardiovascular surgeries, including open-heart surgery (the chest is opened and surgery is performed on the muscles, valves or arteries of the heart), valve repair orreplacement, arrhythmia surgery, aneurysm repair, transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR), carotid endarterectomy, and heart transplantation). The most common type of cardiovascular surgery for adults is coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
Treatment of cardiovascular disease varies according to circumstances. Generally, it involves lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, quitting smoking, alcohol intake, etc.), medications to control cardiovascular health, and, ultimately, medical procedures and surgery.
The first cardiovascular surgery in Iran was performed in the year 1953 by Professor Yahya Adl. Dr. Mehrab Marzban, vice president of the Iranian Society of Cardiovascular Surgeons, said: "Statistics show that there are currently about 50,000 cardiovascular surgeries in Iran every year. In Germany, which has a population almost equal to Iran, there are about 80,000 cardiovascular surgeries a year; in Japan, about 70,000 cardiovascular surgeries a year, so our cardiovascular surgery statistics in the country are relatively good and proportionate to population.

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Cardiovascular Surgery in Iran, a Complete Package for You
Iranian cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons have the power to diagnose, evaluate, and treat a variety of cardiovascular disorders and diseases. They offer the best treatment for patients by applying various high techniques.
Advanced surgical procedures such as hybrid surgery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), valve-in-valve (VIV) procedures, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), and thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) are performed in Iran.
Patients are referred to cardiologists, general physicians, nutritionists, and psychiatrists or psychologists if necessary to control risk factors. They will follow-up for several years after surgery. Statistics show that out of 25,000 angioplasty and pacemaker surgeries during the past ten years in Iran, not a single surgery-related death is reported.

Low-Price Cardiovascular Surgeries in Iran

With the rising costs of surgical procedures worldwide, patients are now looking for the best options that can be afforded with the right skills and services. Iran is one of these countries. Since cardiovascular disease is highly sensitive and timely action is very effective in treating these diseases, it is important to make quick and correct decisions. We have shortened the route for you and offer you prices that have less similarity in the world. For example, the cost of heart valve replacement surgery in Iran ranges from $1,500 to $4,000, while in the USA, it cost around $170,000 and even in neighbouring countries like Turkey, it costs $17,200. Refer to the Cardiovascular Surgery Price Comparison Table to see the price range.

Cardiovascular Surgeons and Cardiologists in Iran
generally diagnose and treat medical or non-surgical procedures. They work with cardiovascular surgeons to manage patients' conditions and determine their need for surgery. Cardiovascular surgeons work on your heart and blood vessels to repair injuries caused by diseases or disorders of the cardiovascular system. They will undergo bypass surgery and valve replacement surgery. After surgery, the patient's condition is usually followed up by a cardiologist for the long term.
Cardiovascular surgeons in Iran strive to provide specialized services with their practical capabilities, utilizing the latest scientific researches, the latest technologies related to cardiovascular surgery (such as robotic surgery) and hospitals with the necessary equipment. They are responsible for the entire process from diagnosis, preparation before, during and after surgery to the recovery of the patient.

Symptoms that May Indicate Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chest discomfort
  • Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or stomach pain
  • Feeling pain in the arm
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Sore throat or jaw pain
  • Getting tired early
  • Snoring
  • Sweating
  • Continuous cough
  • Swelling of legs, feet, and ankles
  • Irregular heartbeat
Tests to Diagnose Cardiovascular Disease
  • Family history of cardiovascular disease
  • Stress test
  • Blood test
  • Chest X-ray
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Holter monitoring
  • Echocardiogram
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Pre-Surgery Care

- Avoid eating and drinking the night before surgery unless you take water for medication
- Avoid alcohol drinking 24 hours before surgery
- Do not smoke
- Consult with your surgeon for taking medication
- Women use bras larger than your size
- The clothes you bring to the hospital for post-surgery be loose-fitting. The shirts with buttons or zippers and the trousers with an elastic waist
- Tell your surgeon if you have a cold or any illness
- The day before surgery, shower with the special soap you are given
- Do not use lotions, creams, any types of sprays and powders
- Do not shave the surgical area

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Post-Surgery Care

The first phase of cardiovascular surgery recovery can last from 6 to 8 weeks. In this phase, after surgery, you will have the highest recovery (about 80%). Start with little tasks from the hospital discharge until six weeks later and have plenty of rest. Be sure to consult your surgeon about your lifestyle after surgery. You may be able to do activities such as hiking, laundry, washing dishes, cooking, but avoid lifting, pulling, and pushing anything more than 5 kg. It's not a good time to drive.

Common Types of Cardiovascular Surgeries in Iran
Aortic Surgery
Aortic Surgery
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Aortic Valve Surgery
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Arrhythmia Surgery
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Congenital Heart Surgery
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
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Left Ventricular Remodeling
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Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR)
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Valvular Stenosis
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Valvular Insufficiency
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Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)