How to make the most of your preadmission appointment

Surgery Scheduled? How to Make the Most of Your Preadmission Appointment

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Meeting with your surgeon before an operation to discuss informed consent has changed over the years. Find out how to be prepared for this important meeting so you go into surgery feeling comfortable.

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The Tumor Your Doctors Usually Don’t Expect (Video)

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When a patient complains of cardiac symptoms, cardiac tumors are one of the last things doctors usually suspect. They are rare, and are usually benign or non-cancerous.

US News Top Four Hospital - Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic Ranked No. 1 in the Nation: Heart Care, Urology

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Cleveland Clinic is ranked the No.1 hospital in the country for cardiology and heart surgery as well as urology, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2013-2014.”

What's next after cardiac surgery?

Returning to Normal Activities After Your Heart Surgery (Video)

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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.

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How to Measure Your Heart Surgery Risk (Video)

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Outcomes of heart surgery are measured to help improve programs nationwide. Risk adjustment is used, along with risk models that predict group risk versus individual risk, like low, medium or high. Learn more on how to measure your risk of heart surgery.

Heart Docs 101

Heart Docs 101: Understanding the Specialties

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As the field of cardiac medicine has exploded with new and better technologies over the last 60 years, heart doctors are specialized to provide the most advanced care. Today’s heart specialists often collaborate to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients. Here's a breakdown of the specialists.

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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.

You've been told you need heart surgery

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

Tags: aortic valve disease, aortic valve surgery, heart surgery, heart valve disease, heart video, minimally invasive surgery, research, video

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.

Cardiac Research Studies

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.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

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.