A group of disorders that affect the heart’s ability to effectively pump blood around the body through arteries and veins.
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement and Removal
An IVC is a special basket-like filter to trap blood clots. It can be inserted into the inferior vena cava to prevent pulmonary embolism, but it is important to remove IVC filters as soon as they’re no longer needed to reduce long-term complications.
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy is a complex open-heart operation used to treat chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), a rare but serious condition in which blood clots form in the pulmonary (lung) arteries, restricting or blocking blood flow, thereby leading to high blood pressure in these arteries.
Tachycardia occurs when the heart beats faster than 100 beats per minute. It can occur as a normal response to exercise, fever, stress, or other stimuli. Tachycardia that occurs abruptly and without a clear cause, or when the heart rate increases out of proportion for a given activity is considered abnormal.