Fixing Your Aortic Tear Without Surgery

Fixing Your Aortic Tear Without Surgery (Video)

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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.

High-Tech Procedure Restores Normal Heart Rhythms

High-Tech Procedure Helps Restore Your Normal Heart Rhythms (Video)

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A minimally invasive procedure called pulmonary vein ablation uses targeted energy to correct atrial fibrillation, which is a very fast, chaotic irregular heart rhythm. Here’s how the procedure works.

Ventricular Tachycardia

Disturbances In Your Heart: Ventricular Tachycardia (Video)

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While extra heartbeats aren’t uncommon, sometimes they are long and sustained and signal a potentially serious issue. This can be caused by scarring from past heart attacks and other issues.

Pacemaker helping the heart keep pace

Helping Your Heart Keep Pace (Video)

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Sometimes a dangerously slow heartbeat occurs because the natural “battery” of the heart isn’t working as it should, or there’s another issue with the heart’s electrical system. Here’s how a pacemaker can help.

When not to worry

When Not to Worry About Your Irregular Heart Rhythms (Video)

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Almost everyone gets a feeling of extra heartbeats from time to time. While certain types of irregular heartbeats can be very serious and indicative of a serious health issue, sometimes there’s no reason for worry.

Wiping Out Heart Arrhythmias

Implantable Defibrillators Shock Your Heart Into Normal Rhythm (Video)

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An implantable cardioverter defibrillator is an electronic device that constantly monitors your heart rhythm. This often life-saving device sends energy to the heart muscle when a very fast, abnormal rhythm is detected.

Sealing Aortic Aneurysms at or Above the Kidneys

Sealing Your Aortic Aneurysms at or Above the Kidneys (Video)

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Open stent grafts provide a minimally invasive option for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms that occur above the kidneys. Learn how this works.

Complicated Heart

Understanding a Block In Your Heart’s Electrical System (Video)

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When all circuits are firing properly, your heart’s electrical system spreads electrical impulses seamlessly through the heart. However, sometimes an abnormality occurs that creates a block in the system. Learn how and why heart block occurs.

Mixed Signals

Abnormally Rapid Heartbeats May Be Present at Birth (Video)

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Your heart has its own electrical system, and like any electrical system, sometimes issues occur with the “wiring.” When this happens — usually due to a condition someone is born with — the result is an abnormally rapid heartbeat.

Fixing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Without Invasive Surgery

Fixing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Without Invasive Surgery (Video)

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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.