Finally: An Alternative to Your Blood Thinners (Video)

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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18 Innovations: Pioneering Minimally Invasive Valve Surgeries

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

Surgery for the Most Challenging Brain Tumors (Video)

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