Doctors and nurses should be asking you questions, taking your medical history and helping you get safely into and out of the operating room, through recovery and ultimately, back home.
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.
Outcomes today are typically good for heart surgery, but there is always a risk of complications. Find out how managing your risks can improve your outcome.
With the right patient who understands the risks and benefits, the device can provide more options for treatment
If you undergo heart surgery, your cardiologist will probably recommend a cardiac rehabilitation program as part of your recovery process — and you definitely should sign up.
A Nigerian mother’s decade-long quest for answers and three unsuccessful heart valve surgeries brought her to Cleveland Clinic’s Endocarditis Center.
Some heart valve implants are malfunctioning due to tiny blood clots, says a recent report. Does that mean patients with prosthetic valves are at higher risk of stroke? A Cleveland Clinic expert explains.
Cardiac surgeons at Cleveland Clinic are treating diseases of the heart valves with a variety of techniques that have shortened recovery times, reduced complications and increased patient safety.