Heart Surgery

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A fascinating video showing Dr. Fradet and Dr. Poostizadeh performing open heart surgery. This patient required a triple bypass.

In order to meet the region’s demand for open-heart surgery today, two temporary cardiac ORs were retrofitted in KGH’s existing Strathcona Building. The IHSC will be its permanent home as of Spring 2015.

The first open heart surgery, a quadruple bypass, was performed on December 3, 2012. The 54-year-old male patient from Penticton returned home to his family on December 7, 2012, only four days post-op.