Heart surgery

UC Health Achieves US First in Endoscopic Cardiac Surgery

UC Health cardiac surgeons have successfully performed the very first “triple valve” endoscopic surgery in the United States at UC Medical Center. In a single incision about an inch long, the team performed endoscopic heart surgery to replace the aortic and mitral valve and repair the tricuspid value – called “triple valve” surgery. Under the […]

Heart surgery

DEXA helps predict mortality in patients with heart surgery

Canadian researchers measured muscle mass on DEXA and muscle strength (chair lift test) in patients undergoing heart surgery and found that patients with low scores had a three-fold higher risk of death after four years. The finding suggests that measuring muscle mass provides valuable information for the management of high-risk cardiac surgery patients. “The muscle […]

Heart surgery

Henry Mayo announces the availability of an alternative to open heart surgery

Officials at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Santa Clarita held an event on Tuesday presenting a less invasive alternative to open heart surgery to treat aortic stenosis. The procedure now available from Henry Mayo in Santa Clarita, called aortic valve catheter replacement (TAVR), allows doctors to replace the heart’s narrow aortic valves caused by aortic […]

Heart surgery

AHA News: She had a baby. Then Emergency Cardiac Surgery. And a stroke. Then a new heart. – Consumer health news

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (American Heart Association News) – During her third trimester, Kristy Novillo struggled to show around the Redmond, Wash., Daycare center where she worked as a principal. Walking and talking at the same time left her breathless. Two months after giving birth to her son, Dominic, Kristy was still out of breath. […]

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Cleveland Clinic named America’s Best Hospital for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

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