If you need heart surgery, a blood transfusion can save your life. However, research shows that patients do better when they don't need a transfusion. Find out what you can do to lower the likelihood that you'll need one.
Diabetes complicates coronary bypass surgery, but one type of grafting in particular maximizes outcomes for diabetic patients as it does for many others.
Modern digital imaging allows surgeons to treat previously inoperable conditions; wired operating rooms give instant access to technology during a procedure
After cardiac surgery, you want to be normal right away. Take time to heal, join a cardiac rehabilitation program, and your heart and body will thank you now and later.
Infections following cardiac surgery don’t have to occur when you and your doctor team up to prevent them. Antibiotics, safe hair removal, plus your weight and diabetes control help before surgery.
Heart surgeon Joseph Sabik, MD provides his advice to diabetics: Keep blood sugar levels within normal ranges.
Joseph Sabik III, MD, explains how modern techniques can minimize blood transfusions after heart surgery.