Cardiac surgery or cardiovascular surgery is all about operating on the heart, and is intended to treat or correct various types of heart disease such as congenital heart disease, to treat valvular heart disease from various causes, including endocarditis, rheumatic heart disease and atherosclerosis and to fully transplant a heart (heart transplantation). Surgeons who conduct open heart surgery will make a large incision or cut in the chest, then open the rib cage to access the heart. Use of the word “open” relates to the chest being open rather than the heart itself although at times the heart may also be opened.
Some famous heart surgeons include: Victor Chang, CharlesTeo, Denton Cooley, Russell M. Nelson, Maria Siemionow. You can find out more about working in the field of heart surgery here at wikipedia.
General Practitioner (GP)
As an open heart surgeon, your subjects of interest to explore includes these three areas:
Doctor of Medicine followed by surgical training which usually takes five to six years following completion of a medical degree. Or complete a Bachelor Degree achieving high grades and then complete the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) a standardised exam used to assess the capabilities of students wishing to pursue further study in medicine.
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