Heart (Cardiac) Surgery involves the heart and major blood vessels. Common procedures include coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve replacements, and pacemakers. For more information refer to Heart (Cardiac) Services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there pre-service instructions for the patient
Yes. You will be contacted by a pre-surgical nurse and an anesthesiologist prior to your surgery date.
Is a referral required?
Yes. Referral by physician or emergency department physician.
Is there a cost?
For residents of BC most procedures are covered under the Medical Services Plan (MSP).
There may be additional charges for medical services in some cases.