Prof. Dr. Horațiu Moldovan, AOSR member and primary physician in cardiovascular surgery at SANADOR Clinical Hospital, details the complexity of advanced cardiac surgery and how the progress of heart surgery has profoundly changed medicine.
Heart failure occurs when the heart’s pumping function is impaired, in varying degrees of severity. The disease is the end point of several conditions, which, untreated in time, complicate over time with heart failure. In advanced stages, when medication is no longer sufficient and the risk of cardiac death is very high, the main remaining treatment option is heart transplantation. But there is also the possibility of functionally replacing the heart with an artificial heart, a solution that still needs development.