There has been a lot of talk about whether it is better to be on or off a heart-lung machine during heart procedures. Learn about both options and how each is selected on a patient by patient basis.
Mitral valve surgery used to be done only after symptoms developed, but a Cleveland Clinic study found pre-symptom surgery may be better for patients.
Experienced surgeons using modern techniques make repairing a bulge, or aneurysm, right above the aortic valve a safe, durable procedure. Learn how they do it.
If you have arterial blockages, here's what you need to know about Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) versus full-blown surgery – or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG).
While many physicians are hesitant to perform aggressive treatment procedures on older patients, one study finds that many healthy older patients can achieve good outcomes undergoing heart procedures.
When an electrical malfunction causes the heart to lose pumping power, cardiac resynchronization therapy can put the heart’s contractions back on track.
In the largest study of its kind, researchers find both a leaky mitral valve and AFib can be addressed successfully during the same surgery.
TAVR is a growing option for patients with aortic stenosis who need a new valve, but are considered too high risk for surgery. See how it works.
Knowing what to expect before and after heart surgery can ease anxiety and smooth your recovery. A cardiac nurse practitioner answers FAQs.
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?