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 ask anything questions. Here are some questions that you will need the answers to before you undergo the procedure.
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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 of the Week: Tuesday
Description:
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Medical Center is proud to present a FREE educational seminar on heart health.  » Read more about: Heart Health from A to Z: Dr. Renata Ford is Featured Speaker  »


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, 0 to 13]) underwent hybrid coronary interventions on an intention-to-treat basis. Robotically assisted procedures were performed using the daVinci, daVinci S,  » Read more about: Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Using Robotic Totally Endoscopic Surgery  »