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Meet a Member of Our Surgical Team: The Perfusionist

Prior to heart surgery, the operating room is buzzing with activity as surgical staff prepares. Each team member in the room is critical to the procedure. The perfusionist has a particularly unique role and one that many may not know. They prepare and manage the heart lung machine which acts as the person’s heart and … Read More

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Stroke Used to be a Big Problem after CABG

Back in 1988, as many as 2.6% of patients having a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) suffered a stroke associated with the operation. In those days, the criteria for who was eligible for bypass were stricter than it is today. Today, surgeons operate on older and sicker patients than ever. Yet the incidence of stroke … Read More