Experience shows that early intervention in mitral valve disease yields the best outcomes for patients. Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, Chairman of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, discusses the best options.
Stay informed about heart, vascular and thoracic topics in this continuation of The Beating Edge blog from our Heart & Vascular Institute, which is ranked No. 1 in heart care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The fitter you are, the better you will feel as you age. But if you experience a sudden decrease in your activity level, something could be wrong and it is time to talk to your doctor.
Jay Wiener completed two cross-country ski marathons within two months of a mitral valve repair at Cleveland Clinic. His inspirational story gives others confidence in a complete recovery.
A leaky mitral valve can be repaired effectively. In this whiteboard session, Cleveland Clinic's A. Marc Gillinov, MD, illustrates the problem and procedures to fix it.
Find out how the mitral valve works in this whiteboard session led by Cleveland Clinic thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon A. Marc Gillinov, MD.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive technique for replacing a diseased aortic heart valve that is bringing hope to high risk patients.
We manage the bad cholesterol and promote the good—but there’s a little-known type called Lp(a), and a recent study suggests that increased levels of it might cause aortic stenosis.
Scot Blesch is on the road to valve repair. He picks up the story that began with a mitral valve regurgitation diagnosis, and shares his journey to Cleveland Clinic, and back to flying.
For grounded pilots, there is no sweeter recovery than returning to the cockpit. Scot Blesch shares his story on dealing with mitral valve regurgitation and getting back his wings.
What happens when one or more of your heart’s four valves don’t work properly? Ask questions about valve disease from top Cleveland Clinic heart surgeons at a live webchat Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at noon (ET).