Archive for February, 2013

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Mitral Valve Surgery

Mitral valve surgery is actually a very common procedure that is used to repair or replace a certain valve in the heart which is damaged. However common it may be, it is vital that you understand what you will be going through and what to expect. Talk to your doctor and don’t be afraid to […]


Heart Health from A to Z: Dr. Renata Ford is Featured Speaker

I am giving a lecture about health, prevention and reversal of heart and other diseases this week. Your Healthy Heart: From A to Z Category Classes & Events Location: CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center Private Dining Room Start Date 02/12/2013 Event Duration 1-1/2 Hours Start Time: 05:30 pm End Time: 7:00 pm Day […]


Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Using Robotic Totally Endoscopic Surgery

Background: Hybrid coronary revascularization combines minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting and catheter-based interventions. This treatment option represents a viable alternative to both open multivessel coronary bypass surgery through sternotomy and multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention. Methods: From 2001 to 2011, 226 patients (age, 61 years [range, 31 to 90 years]; 77.0% male; EuroSCORE, 2 [range, […]