A tear in the inner lining of the aortic artery can allow blood to seep between layers, impeding healthy blood flow. Doctors can now fix these “dissections” with a stent instead of open surgery.
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.
When it comes to blood pressure, cardiologists say no number is considered too low, unless a patient has symptoms. Steven Nissen, M.D. explains how the DASH diet can help lower numbers.
Open stent grafts provide a minimally invasive option for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms that occur above the kidneys. Learn how this works.
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.
Treating aneurysms can require surgery, but, as this video illustrates, now a minimally invasive technique uses a wire stent coated in polyester to repair some abdominal aortic aneurysms without invasive surgery.
For many people, the saying “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” doesn’t apply to the presence of spider veins. Learn more about how this common condition can be successfully treated using a simple outpatient procedure.
A “bulge” in your aorta, known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, can cause massive bleeding or even death if it ruptures. This whiteboard video illustrates how surgery repairs the aneurysm and restores healthy blood flow.
People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. Clouding this issue, the FDA recently issued a warning that statin therapy may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. What gives?
Statin therapy is a popular first-line treatment to lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks and death. While most people tolerate statins quite well, occasionally side effects can occur. Dr. Michael Rocco explains what to watch out for.