Blue stethoscope

What Your Doc Listens for in the Stethoscope

Tags: congenital heart defect, heart murmur, stethoscope

Stethoscopes have been around since 1816, and they’re still a powerful tool for checking heart health. Find out what your heart can tell your doctor during this simple exam.

Musician Charles Doerr

New Music Comes Soon After New Heart Valve

Tags: aorta, aortic valve replacement, congenital heart defect, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery

Patient’s proactive approach to his own care leads to successful valve surgery—and healthy cognitive functioning soon after the procedure.