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With the arrival of a new physician/head of the cardiovascular surgery department, several innovations have been introduced.
To operate on a heart, you must stop it beating and maintain blood circulation in the body. To instantly immobilise the heart muscle, HUG is the only hospital in Switzerland to practise cardioplegia. It also uses minimal extracorporeal circulation during coronary artery bypasses.
These two revolutionary techniques reduce the risk of complications and improve patient recovery.