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.
Some types of spine surgery can be performed with minimally invasive techniques that result in a shorter hospital stay and less pain. Explore whether or not this could be an option for you.
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
Patients with atrial fibrillation (afib), the most common type of irregular heart rhythm, are five times more likely to suffer a stroke than those without afib. “Therefore, the most important aspect of afib management is the prevention of stroke,” says Oussama Wazni, MD, Director of the Outpatient Electrophysiology Department and Co-Director of the Atrial Fibrillation … Read More
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Toby Cosgrove, MD, believes in what he calls “innovation trips”. These are visits to other institutions and organizations to see what they’re up to and learn from their best practices. In 1996, Dr. Cosgrove was Cleveland Clinic chairman of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He made an innovation visit to Stanford University Medical School and came away convinced that … Read More
Because of a new laser technology, Cleveland Clinic’s doctors can offer hope to patients with tumors that were once inoperable. Gene Barnett, MD, director of the Burkhardt Brain Tumor Center at Cleveland Clinic, explains how the AutoLITT system destroys some of the most challenging, hard-to-reach tumors. AutoLITT uses new technology to target, heat and eradicate … Read More