encompass the entire field of interventional cardiovascular medicine, including
cardiac (coronary and non-coronary) peripheral and cerebrovascular interventions.
Common treatments sought by medical tourism patients include coronary artery bypass
graft, heart valve replacement, coronary angiography and angioplasty.
Recovery time before travelling home varies depending on the procedure. Patients
undergoing a Coronary Angiogram without intervention will usually be able to travel
home 48 hours after discharge. Patients undergoing Coronary Angioplasty with or
without stents may fly home 7 to 10 days after discharge. Patients having a coronary
artery bypass graft, on the other hand, will usually spend 15-21 days in Miami.
For hospitals and clinics specializing in cardiovascular interventions see page
68 of this guide.
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