Gleneagles JPMC Cardiac Centre’s Operating Theatre is the only theatre in Brunei, which is well equipped with innovative technology to carry out our procedures.
This is commonly called CABG (pronounced as “cabbage”) or open-heart surgery. The surgery uses internal mammary arteries, radial arteries or great saphenous veins to reroute or bypass blood around clogged arteries to improve blood flow and oxygenation to the heart.
Heart valve surgery is used to repair or replace diseased heart valves. Heart valves surgery may be recommended if the patient has a narrowing (stenosis) or a leakage (regurgitation) of the valve.
Heart valve replacements are either using tissue (biological) or artificial (mechanical) valves.
Atrial Fibrillation Ablation is a procedure that uses radiofrequency energy (similar to microwave heat) or cryoprobes to destroy small areas of heart tissue that are causing rapid and irregular heartbeats. Destroying this tissue helps restore your heart's regular rhythm.
Aortic aneurysm is an enlargement (dilatation) of the aorta to greater than 1.5 times its normal size. It is due to the weakening of the aortic wall tissue. If the aneurysm continues to expand, it can rupture.
Aortic dissection occurs when there is a tear in the wall of the aorta.
Interventions to treat aortic aneurysms or dissections can be done with conventional open surgery to replace the diseased part of the aorta using synthetic tube grafts or through endovascular approach (placement of aortic stents or grafts percutaneously). These depend on the patients’ conditions, the location and severity of the disease.
A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a pump that we use for patients who have reached end-stage heart failure. We surgically implant the LVAD, a battery-operated, mechanical pump, which then helps the left ventricle (main pumping chamber of the heart) pump blood to the rest of the body.
Ecmo is used in critical care conditions, when your heart and lungs need help so that you can heal. In ECMO, special tubings are inserted into the arteries and veins, which are connected to a “heart-lung’ machine. This method allows the blood to ‘bypass’ the heart and lungs, allowing these organs to rest and heal.