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Cardiothoracic Surgical Services

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery 
    • On-pump, off-pump, arterial grafts
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization 
  • Aortic Valve Surgery 
    • Conventional and minimally invasive 
  • Mitral Valve Surgery 
    • Repair or replacement 
    • Conventional and minimally invasive 
  • Aortic Aneurysmal Surgery 
    • Ascending, arch, descending, thoracoabdominal 
    • Endovascular and debranching approach 

      Replacement of the aortic aneurysm is a traditional operation which requires an open surgical procedure. A less invasive procedure called endovascular stent graft repair, may be used to repair the aneurysm.  Doctors attach a synthetic graft to the end of a thin tube (catheter) that is inserted through an artery in the leg and threaded up into the aorta. The graft - a woven tube covered by a metal mesh support - is placed at the site of the aneurysm and fastened in place with small hooks or pins.  The graft reinforces the weakened section of the aorta to prevent rupture of the aneurysm. Recovery time for endovascular surgery is about one or two weeks, compared with six weeks with open surgery.  

  • Arrhythmia Surgery 
    • Radiofrequency and cryoablation 
    • Conventional and minimally invasive 
  • Implantation of Heart Assist Devices 
  • Chronic Pulmonary Artery Thromboendarterectomy 
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Surgery 

Future Planning:  

  • Robotic cardiac surgery 
  • Hybrid procedures 
  • Percutaneous valve replacements 



The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut
114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105