Cardiology Treatments in Iran
The branch of medicine that deals with diseases and abnormalities of the heart. There are lots of treatments for heart diseases, hence surgery (cardiac or cardiothoracic) plays an important role among them in order to help patients with the best possible treatments. Iranian cardiologists and surgeons hold the highest scientific levels in assessing and treatment of cardiac disorders and provide medical services of high quality in performing very advanced heart surgeries. Specialized hospitals and equipment have made Iran health status to be distinct from other neighbouring countries. Iranian health team has a strong academic background and is well-known in the worldwide.
If you need Cardiac or Heart Surgery, you have come to the right place. MEDOBAY will help you save thousands of dollars by giving you the best offer for your surgery in Iran. Not all countries and hospitals are of the same quality or standards. We can help you have a better experience by guiding you to the best hospital for your procedure and budget.
There are many different types of cardiac or heart surgery. Here are the most common:
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
- Aortic Valve Replacement
- Mitral Valve Replacement
- Double Valve Replacement
- Aneurysm Repair
- Carotid Endarterectomy
Cost of Cardiology Procedures in Iran
Why MEDOBAY suggest Iran perform cardiac surgeries?
Quality and performance implemented by great surgeons are crucial in selecting a particular centre in order to perform surgery besides the financial aspect of medical treatments is an important factor for patients all over the world. Here we clarify the costs of different common cardiac/heart surgeries in Iran in comparison with the United States of America or the United Kingdom.
According to the report of different USA websites and references, the average cost of a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) for uninsured patients in the United States is in the region of $70,000-$120,000. In some states however the price could go as high as $200,000, however, CABG would cost $1,000 to $10,000 in Iranian top hospitals.
TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) devices typically cost about $32,000, compared with surgical valves that average between $4,000 and $7,000, said Dr Lars Svensson, director of quality and process improvement in the Cleveland Clinic’s department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Mar 29, 2014, moreover, the mean and median typical cost for mitral valve repair was $30,720 and $28,717, respectively in the United States of America. The mean and median typical cost for mitral valve replacement was higher at $45,485 and $40,800, respectively. As far as we consider in USAthe valve only costs about $7000. on the contrary, the whole surgical operation for MVR or AVR costs in the region of $1000 to $12000 in Iranian hospitals.
Here is table 1 which demonstrates the cost of different procedures in the UK as it is clear the cost in Iran is substantially competitive with UK and USA
|NHS Price List|
|Heart valve surgery||£7,294 to £9,788|
|Heart bypass||£2,540 to 6,911|
Therefore in spite of high tech devices and highly skilled surgeons in cardiac fields the costs of different surgeries are much lower in Iran.
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
Coronary artery bypass surgery, also known as coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and colloquially heart bypass or bypass surgery, is a surgical procedure to restore normal blood flow to an obstructed coronary artery.
Aortic/Mitral Valve Replacement (AVR or MVR)
The aortic valve is one of four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart. These valves keep blood flowing in the correct direction through the heart. Aortic valve repair or aortic valve replacement can treat aortic valve disease and help restore normal blood flow, reduce symptoms, prolong life and help preserve the function of your heart muscle.
Mitral valve replacement is a cardiac surgical procedure in which a patient’s diseased mitral valve is replaced by either a mechanical or bioprosthetic valve.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Your doctor may recommend abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair to treat an aneurysm. An aneurysm is a bulging, weak spot in the aorta that may be at risk for rupturing. In this case, the aneurysm is in part of the aorta that is in the abdomen. Repair of an AAA may be done in one of two ways:
- Open Repair. For this surgery, your doctor makes a large incision in the abdomen to expose the aorta. Once he or she has opened the abdomen, a graft can be used to repair an aneurysm. Open repair remains the standard procedure for an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
- Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR).This is a minimally invasive option. This means it is done without a large incision. Instead, the doctor makes a small incision in the groin. He or she will insert special instruments through a catheter in an artery in the groin and thread them up to an aneurysm. At an aneurysm, your doctor will place the stent and graft to support an aneurysm.
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a surgical procedure performed by vascular surgeons used to reduce the risk of stroke by correcting stenosis (narrowing) in the common carotid artery or internal carotid artery in other words Endarterectomy is the removal of material on the inside of an artery.