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

Maybe you were taken by surprise when your physician said you’d need heart surgery like more than a half million Americans do each year. Like most of my patients, you probably have lots of questions, beginning with “Where?” and “Who?” You owe it to yourself to invest time into planning for your procedure and to … Read More

For Heart Surgery, Nothing Trumps Experience

There’s safety in numbers, according to a new study that says heart valve surgery patients do better at high-volume medical centers. We are on the “surgical court” 365 days a year A recent study performed at the University of Michigan and published in the September issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery found that patients … Read More

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Heart Valve Innovation is Treating the Inoperable (Video)

The award-winning Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve is giving new hope to high risk patients with valve disease. Cleveland Clinic cardiologists were among the first clinicians in the country to use the device in an innovative procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)—a minimally invasive technique for replacing a diseased aortic heart valve. New hope … Read More