The Bentall procedure is a surgery performed to correct defects of the aorta. The aorta is the largest artery that stems from the heart and branches into smaller arteries to distribute oxygenated blood to all parts of the body. It can be divided into the ascending aorta (part that rises from the heart), aortic arch (part that bends over the heart), descending thoracic aorta (part that moves down the chest region) and abdominal aorta (part that begins at the diaphragm). The procedure involves the replacement of the aortic root (base of the aorta) and valve (three flaps that ensure the one-way flow of blood from the heart to the aorta), and re-implantation of the coronary arteries (that branch out from the ascending aorta). The current and most common type of surgery is called the button Bentall surgery.
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Metromed International Cardiac Centre (MICC) is the largest and first of its kind Cardiac Speciality hospital in Kerala that delivers a holistic cardiac care to the patient.
MICC has a capacity of 200 beds, offering treatment for all kinds of complex heart related procedures such as Interventional Cardiac Procedure, Adult & Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Heart Transplant, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Minimally Invasive Heart surgery, to name a few.
The hospital has an outstanding team of highly qualified cardiac specialists, who are widely known for their expertise in cardiac interventions including Balloon Angioplasty, Stent Implantation, Atherectomy, Endograft, Laser Angioplasty, and Thrombolysis in simple as well as complex peripheral vascular pathologies.
Metromed International Cardiac Centre (MICC) is equipped with the latest medical equipments and technology for heart care. There are specialized units for coronary care, two post-operative ICUs and critical care. The hospital also has advanced Cath labs where various types of catheter based cardiac interventions can be performed in adults, children and even newborns. The modular OT complex, at MICC, is high-tech operating suite which is managed with international standards for infection control.