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.
How quickly will you recover from heart surgery? Your overall health plays an important role. Find out how you can help speed your recovery.
If you have diabetes and need heart surgery, find six ways to lower your risk. When it comes to blood glucose, even a slightly high number can dramatically increase the risk of a bad outcome.
Atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rate) is a common complication after heart surgery. Learn how to reduce your risk and what treatment options are available.
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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.
There are five things you and your doctor can do before and after your heart surgery to prevent cardiac surgical wound infections.
If your doctor says you need heart reoperation surgery, here’s what you need to know about the challenges, complications and success of these types of surgeries.
Informed consent gives a physician the opportunity to talk to patients about what will happen during a procedure. But it includes patient questions and a checklist of specific topics.