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Surgery

Sometimes, it may be necessary for you to have heart surgery. While surgery generally improves heart failure, it will only be carried out if the anticipated benefits of the procedure outweigh the risks.

Major surgery, such as heart surgery, carries a number of risks. Surgery that can improve your heart failure includes coronary artery bypass, valve replacement surgery and heart transplantation. Due to recent medical advances and improvements, these surgeries are widely performed.

Click on any of the links below to learn more about the surgical procedures that are currently available:

AN ANIMATED JOURNEY THROUGH HEART FAILURE

A series of 9 simple, captivating animations explaining heart failure and its treatment.

These narrated animations explain how a healthy heart works, what happens to it in heart failure and how various treatments work to improve your health.

USEFUL TOOLS

Click to print these tools to help you monitor your heart failure

PATIENT AND CAREGIVERS VIDEOS

In this section you can watch, listen or read interviews with other people with heart failure and their caregivers.

VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

and share your own views and experiences with other patients, families and caregivers.

heartfailurematers.org is a European Society of Cardiology website

The heartfailurematters.org website was developed under the direction of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The ESC is a world leader in the discovery and dissemination of best practices in cardiovascular medicine. Our members and decision-makers are healthcare professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to represent professionals in the field of cardiology in Europe and beyond.

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