Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgeons within the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center provide patients with comprehensive and personalized care available in a manner that is as comfortable as possible for them and their families.

Patients come from all over the world to undergo cardiac surgery at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center. They have every resource of the hospital's vast expertise available to them, including extensive educational materials and access to promising new therapies through clinical trials.

Cardiac Surgical Services at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Guides to anesthesia and surgery at the CORRIGAN MINEHAN Heart Center

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Our leading cardiac surgeons treat patients within several of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center's condition-specific programs:

View all treatments and services at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center.

Innovative Procedures Designed to Treat Heart Disease

For the heart's valves

For the heart’s blood vessels

For the aorta, the heart’s largest artery

To treat heart failure

To treat adult congenital heart disease

To treat heart rhythm conditions

Access to Promising New TreatmentsCardiac surgeons from the Mass General Corrigan Minehan Heart Center participate in national clinical studies evaluating new technologies and devices to treat heart disease. This allows us to bring our patients promising new treatments as quickly as possible.

Patients interested in participating in clinical trials can browse online for open trials.

The journey home

Lacy Neff, a radio broadcaster from West Virginia, recently underwent a heart transplant as part of his treatment plan for amyloidosis, a rare disease that occurs when amyloid proteins accumulate in the organs. The MGH is one of only seven hospitals in the United States studying cardiac amyloid transplants – and the only one in the Northeast.

Magic in the making

David Oliver, a well-known magician from Weymouth, awaited a double lung transplant in the spring of 2014, close to death. When he arrived at the MGH, he had to undergo ambulatory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Mass General Chief of Cardiac Surgery Discusses Choice Among Valve Prostheses

Thor Sundt, MD, chief of cardiac surgery and director of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, talks about heart valve options for patients undergoing heart valve surgery.