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How to Prevent Cardiac Surgical Wound Infections (Video)

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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.

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You’ve Been Told You Need Heart Surgery (Video)

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When you need heart surgery, do your homework to identify the right hospital and heart surgeon for you. Advance planning gives you tools to set a productive initial meeting and discuss your next options.

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New Trials for Heart Valve Replacement Underway

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Your heart valves regulate blood flow but when advanced valve disease causes problems, valve replacement surgery may be necessary. Surgeons look to two trials on new approaches to improve on patient outcomes.

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Cardiac Rehab: An Investment You Can Make in You (Video)

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There’s no greater investment you can make than one in your own health. Cardiac rehabilitation offers multiple benefits in one—including a healthier heart, longer life expectancy and weight loss.

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How Cardiac Rehab Can Help You—And Your Heart (Video)

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Cardiac rehabilitation can serve as a powerful prescription for better heart health. While many people think that this therapy is limited to patients who have had surgery or heart attacks, it can benefit many others, too.

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New Music Comes Soon After New Heart Valve

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

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Second Heart Surgery Can Be Successful

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Valve repairs and coronary artery bypasses can fail over time and require another surgery. In these complicated cases, it’s best to get a second opinion from a high-volume surgery center.

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Exercise Test Forecasts Heart Patients’ Outcome

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Cleveland Clinic cardiologists have found that a relatively simple treadmill stress test provides valuable insight about long-term medical outcomes in heart patients with a leaky mitral valve.

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Learning from the Heart Experts (Video)

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Cardiothoracic surgery fellow Michael Robich, MD gives us an inside look at what it’s like to care for heart surgery patients before, during and after an operation.

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Beating-Heart Surgery Makes Sense – For Some

Tags: cardiology, coronary artery bypass grafting, heart surgery

Open-heart surgery today is safe, almost routine, but a technique called beating heart surgery has proponents and detractors engaged in active debate. Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, offers a common-sense analysis.