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New onset postoperative atrial fibrillation is the most common complication following cardiac surgery, said lead study author Damien J. LaPar, MD, MSc, from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. If we could find ways to reduce the incidence,
She is a member of a heart transplant Facebook group but, as she explains: 'We've had three children in the group die in a fortnight. When you hear of another death you want to be sick, then you think, "I don't want to know". It makes you selfish.'
PRT stented aortic heart valve. The prosthesis features Phospholipid Reduction Treatment (PRT) that's designed to reduce calcification by reducing the phospholipid content on the valve. The PRT technology is already available in the U.S., but on
47 IST First beating heart surgery performed in Kolkata Staff Reporter In a first of its kind surgery in the city, a woman recently underwent a successful complex heart surgery while her heart was still beating.
A fourth patient at Greenville Memorial Hospital is dead from a rare infection that may have been spread by health workers using tap water before surgery. Greenville Health System medical quality director Dr. Robert Mobley Jr. said Monday the fourth
Rock drummer, Tim Alexander , who played with Primus , Puscifer , and A Perfect Circle , has suffered a major heart attack. A brief statement from Puscifer band members, (see below,) confirms that Alexander will be undergoing open heart surgery
39 pm Artificial hearts like the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart require a good deal of continuous, clean power to have them running day and night. That's why patients had to spend their time in the hospital hooked up to a special driver while
After surviving major heart surgery at one day old, spending a lifetime taking medication, and losing her breath just going up the stairs, Shanelle Ragin has survived both pregnancy and childbirth and is now the proud mother of a healthy baby boy
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is recovering from heart surgery at a New York City hospital. Doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital replaced an aortic valve in his heart on Tuesday. Kissinger, 91, is resting comfortably, according to a
Noncardiac surgeries performed in patients with a recent heart attack or stent implantation have been associated with increased risk of perioperative cardiac events, as well as stent thrombosis (blood clot), and bleeding compared with patients with