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Endocarditis: How One Patient Beat This Deadly Disease

“My 27-year-old patient was on a ventilator in intensive care. No one expected her to survive,” says Gösta Pettersson, MD, PhD, Vice Chairman of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. “She had endocarditis — caused by years of drug abuse.” Endocarditis is an infection that “devours” the heart muscle. It comes from common bacteria, … Read More

Repairing Your Aortic Root Aneurysms

Needing surgery to repair an aortic root aneurysm is a scary diagnosis, but it doesn’t have to be. The methods for fixing this type of bulge in the aorta just above the aortic valve are durable and safe, when performed by experienced surgeons. With modern techniques, you’ll be back in your normal routine in no … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Ask the Heart Surgeon

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about heart disease and heart surgery? Bruce Lytle, MD, Chairman, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at noon (ET). Ask the Heart Surgeon Live Web Chat: noon (ET) … Read More