If your child needs treatment for a congenital heart defect, do some research. He or she may be safer at a hospital that performs heart procedures frequently.
Many patients understandably are worried about undergoing a high-risk or second surgery. But if you are in the right kind of hospital, you are in good hands.
The goal is to plan the best surgery for each person. It should be based on each person’s individual case and health history.
Our research confirms what we have observed in our patients: BITA grafting and complete restoration in blood flow improve surgical outcomes for our heart patients who also have diabetes.
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In certain circumstances, getting a blood transfusion can be lifesaving. However, it is not without risks. Research shows that patients who require blood transfusions don’t do as well as those who don’t receive a transfusion
When it’s time for heart surgery, there are many resources that can help you gauge which hospital is best for you. Find out what to ask and where to find answers.
If you need heart surgery, choose a hospital that has good outcomes for your condition. Find out how data models can help predict the best cardiac program for you.
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Your visit to see us will cover important topics, such as why you are there and what type of surgery is recommended. If you do some prep work, you will find it easier to discuss and process all the issues surrounding your treatment without getting overwhelmed by large quantities of information. Think about what questions … Read More