Surgery to repair your heart’s mitral valve just got a lot easier, thanks to new robot-assisted techniques. This minimally invasive approach means smaller incisions, less pain and quicker recovery times. What’s not to like?
While the benefits of statin use in people with aortic aneurysm disease are not clearly proven, some evidence supports its use. Read further to find out more. It may be worth a discussion with your doctor.
When it comes to heart surgery, surgeons look to use the least invasive method to open arteries and ensure good blood flow. A hybrid procedure – one which blends grafting with stenting can be very effective.
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.
Inflamed tissues after heart surgery can cause discomfort, but there’s a solution. Here’s what you can do about postpericardiotomy syndrome.
Diabetes complicates coronary bypass surgery, but one type of grafting in particular maximizes outcomes for diabetic patients as it does for many others.
TAVR is the latest advance in aortic valve replacement; its minimally invasive approach means patients who previously were out of options now have an effective, safe choice for treatment.
A recent study finds surgery to repair a common congenital aortic valve defect fixes the leaky valve and avoids the need for blood thinners.
Modern digital imaging allows surgeons to treat previously inoperable conditions; wired operating rooms give instant access to technology during a procedure