Cleveland Clinic's heart and vascular surgical team wins top rating. The Chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery discusses the rewards of handling a high volume of complex cases.
The success of any cardiac surgery hinges on the cooperative effort of the surgical and support team. Patient safety is a critical topic and one that should not be taken lightly.
Experience shows that early intervention in mitral valve disease yields the best outcomes for patients. Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, Chairman of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, discusses the best options.
Want to lower heart surgery risks? Look in the mirror. These days, It's more about your health rather than the type of surgery done. Lower your risk factors by following these basic steps.
Heart surgeon Joseph Sabik, MD provides his advice to diabetics: Keep blood sugar levels within normal ranges.
Dr. Joseph Sabik explains the amount of time it takes you to recover from heart surgery depends on how healthy you were before the procedure. He also says to report incision pain or shortness of breath that persists past six to eight weeks after surgery.
As we continue to make advancements in medicine, there are more heart operations we can do through a mini-or small-incision approach. This allows for faster healing and less recuperation time.
A recent study found lower overall composite risk for heart attack, stroke and death for patients with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery as compared to balloon angioplasty and/or stenting.
Hybrid heart procedures combine traditional and minimally invasive treatments to offer patients the best available options. Cleveland Clinic's Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, explains.
Since 1994, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Cleveland Clinic heart program No. 1 in the country. Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, shares the secret to our success.