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.
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.
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).
Cleveland Clinic CEO and President, Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, discusses how surgeons have pioneered a new minimally invasive procedure to replace diseased aortic valves.
The idea engine at Cleveland Clinic continues to churn out cutting-edge technologies, and one of those is a novel transcatheter mitral valve system. Now, very sick heart patients who are deemed inoperable could have an opportunity to breathe easy and thrive.
When is aortic valve surgery necessary? Cleveland Clinic cardiothoracic surgeon Eric Roselli, MD, answers this question with simple drawings and an explanation that’s easy to understand.