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Robotic Atrial Fibrillation San Antonio, TX

Millions of Americans have  heart rhythm disorder. During atrial fibrillation, at times, the top chambers of the heart do not properly beat. The results could include blood clots, heart attack, and stroke. Many people suffer from strokes since blood will pool in the atria of the heart, turn into a clot and then eventually be pumped out where it could travel to the brain.
Standard Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
Without more modern technology, the only way the surgery could be done (and is often done still) would be open heart.  » Read more about: Robotic Atrial Fibrillation San Antonio, TX  »


Heart Health Living Lecture

Interested in learning more about how to keep your heart healthy? Join Dr. Ford and other people in the San Antonio for Dr. Ford’s Heart Health Living Lecture.
When?
Wednesday, July 9 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where?
The fourth floor of Dr. Ford’s office building.
Heart Health Lectures San Antonio, TX
Please RSVP by calling 210-705-4855  » Read more about: Heart Health Living Lecture  »


Is Atrial Fibrillation Necessary? The Most Important Study Presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2014 Scientific Sessions

“Most diseases have a turning point, a time when things begin to change.
What follows is a report on what I believe may be (pardon the big word) an inflection point in the way we think about the most common heart-rhythm disorder.
Dr Rajeev Pathak, an electrophysiology fellow in the laboratory of Prof Prashanthan Sanders in Adelaide, Australia, gave the presentation. It happened late in the afternoon, in a small room, nestled into a back corner of the massive convention hall.  » Read more about: Is Atrial Fibrillation Necessary? The Most Important Study Presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2014 Scientific Sessions  »


Robotic Heart Bypass Surgery San Antonio, TX

Minimally invasive heart bypass surgery has many benefits over traditional surgery.
What is a Minimally Invasive Heart Bypass Surgery?
A minimally invasive heart bypass surgery includes the following steps:

Making a three to five inch long cut in the left part of your chest in between your ribs, which gives the surgeon the ability to reach the heart.
The costal cartilage, a small part of the front of the rib, is removed.
The surgeon finds and prepares an artery on your chest wall to attach to the blocked coronary artery.  » Read more about: Robotic Heart Bypass Surgery San Antonio, TX  »


Watch Dr. Ford on Channel 4 News!

Dr. Renata Bastos Ford made an appearance on Channel 4 to review facts about heart disease and proper nutrition. Check out the video on News 4 San Antonio!  » Read more about: Watch Dr. Ford on Channel 4 News!  »


What You Should Know about Robotic Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

Millions of Americans have atrial fibrillation, or heart rhythm disorder, and they may or may not even know about it. During atrial fibrillation, at times, the top chambers of the heart do not properly beat. The results could include blood clots, heart attack, and stroke. Many people suffer from strokes since blood will pool in the atria of the heart, turn into a clot and then eventually be pumped out where it could travel to the brain.  » Read more about: What You Should Know about Robotic Atrial Fibrillation Surgery  »


20th Annual Cardiovascular Update

WEB Flyer CV 2013  » Read more about: 20th Annual Cardiovascular Update  »


A Randomized Controlled Trial to Prevent Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation by Antioxidant Reinforcement

Objectives This study was designed to assess whether the reinforcement of the antioxidant system, through n-3 fatty acids plus antioxidant vitamin supplementation, could reduce the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation.
Background Therapy to prevent post-operative atrial fibrillation remains suboptimal. Although oxidative stress plays a key role in the pathogenesis of this arrhythmia, antioxidant reinforcement has produced controversial results.
Methods A total of 203 patients scheduled for on-pump cardiac surgery were randomized to placebo or supplementation with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (2 g/day) (eicosapentaenoic acid:docosahexaenoic acid ratio 1:2),  » Read more about: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Prevent Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation by Antioxidant Reinforcement  »


Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery in Texas

Aortic valve surgery is done to replace the aortic valve in your heart. If an aortic valve does not close all the way or it isn’t allowing for proper blood flow, minimally invasive aortic valve surgery may be necessary.
Why Might Someone Need An Aortic Valve Surgery?
Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery is performed for a variety of reasons, including:

Changes in the aortic valve are causing heart symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath,  » Read more about: Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery in Texas  »


Minimally Invasive Heart Bypass Surgery

Minimally invasive heart bypass surgery has many benefits over traditional surgery.
What is a Minimally Invasive Heart Bypass Surgery?
A minimally invasive heart bypass surgery includes the following steps:

Making a three to five inch long cut in the left part of your chest in between your ribs, which gives the surgeon the ability to reach the heart.

Once the small surgical cut has been made, muscles will be pushed apart

The costal cartilage, a small part of the front of the rib,  » Read more about: Minimally Invasive Heart Bypass Surgery  »