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.
Cleveland Clinic physicains helped develop a new rigid sternal closure device that may help minimize pain and potential closure complications after open heart surgery. Learn how this new, innovative device works.
A Cleveland Clinic heart surgeon shares general guidelines on when to resume certain activities after heart surgery.
Minimally invasive approaches dominate isolated valve surgery at Cleveland Clinic, where the entire cardiac surgical team offers expertise in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques.
A minimally invasive technique for aortic valve replacement has emerged as one of the most exciting innovations in heart care in decades. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) allows doctors to insert a prosthetic valve inside a damaged valve in the cath lab. It’s a lifesaving option for patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), for whom … Read More
If you need surgery for aortic valve disease – you may be worried – wondering what this surgery involves. What are the risks? Will I survive? These questions are even more worrisome when you have other medical conditions or need other heart surgery. But – never fear – your chances for a successful surgery have … Read More