Cardiovascular surgery, also referred to as cardiac surgery or heart surgery, describes any surgical procedure that involves the heart, or the blood vessels that carry blood to and from the heart. These procedures are common with patients who have heart disease or have had a heart attack, stroke or blood clot—as well as individuals who are at high risk for developing these problems.

While cardiovascular surgery isn’t always necessary to treat heart problems, doctors may recommend it for a variety of reasons, including treating or preventing heart attacks and blood clots, addressing irregular heartbeats, opening blocked or narrowed arteries, repairing congenital heart problems, and fixing damaged or diseased heart valves. Some cardiovascular conditions require open surgery, but many are treated with less invasive techniques that use catheters and robotics.


Dr Pedro Aranda

Dr. Aranda is a renowned specialist in Cardiovascular Surgery in the province of Malaga with more than 15 years of experience.


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Qualifications and memberships

Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Facultad de Medicina de Málaga (1999)
Rotary in the Cardiac Surgery Service at the University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela (1996)
Rotary in the Vascular Surgery Service at the Kliniken der Stadt zu Köln in Cologne, Germany (1996)
Stay at Deutches Hertzzentrum Berlin (2003)
Stay at Hammersmith Hospital in London (2004)
Specialist in Cardiovascular Surgery from the Reina Sofía de Córdoba University Hospital (2001-2005)
Doctor in medicine. Special mention of European Doctor (2005)
Stay at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics (Stanford, California). Falk Cardiovascular Center under the tutelage of Dr. Craig Miller (2005)
Stay at Leiden University Medical Center in the pediatric pediatric heart surgery department. Mentioned by Professor Mark G Hazakamp (2006)
Stay at the Gregorio Marañón University Hospital in Madrid (2006)
Master in Hospital Management-IPEM from the University of Alcalá. (Madrid, 2010)
European Society of Cardivascular and Endovascular Surgery
American Society of Phlebology
Surgery of the Aorta of the Spanish Society of CCV, and of the Ventricular Assistance Working Group

Frequently performed operations

Minimally invasive heart surgery
Peripheral vascular surgery
Cardiac surgery for adults.
Open surgery and endovascular of the aorta.
Surgery of supra aortic trunks.
Peripheral arterial revascularization surgery.

Training and background

  • Coordinator of the Center for Regenerative Medicine-Xanit (CMR-X) (2013 – present)
  • Director of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery program at Xanit Hospital Internacional (2006 – present)
  • Deputy of the Cardiovascular Surgery at the Hospital Regional Carlos Haya de Málaga (since 2005).
  • Member of the Cardiovascular Surgery Service at Xanit Hospital Internacional (2005 – present)