Aortic aneurysms are "silent killers." These balloon-like bulges in the body's main artery can grow quietly until they rupture. But early diagnosis of an aneurysm can save your life.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive approach to treating aortic stenosis (a narrowed aortic valve) that involves less pain and a quicker recovery than open heart surgery.
The valves in your heart are small, but very important. If they don't work properly, it will be difficult for your heart to function. The good news is that treatment of heart valve disease has changed dramatically.
Our cardiac surgeons are national leaders in research, repairing heart conditions, implanting artificial devices and performing heart transplants.
Thousands of heart surgeries are performed every day in the United States. Many patients have excellent results—not only do patients survive longer than they used to, they enjoy a good quality of life.
Robotic surgery helps surgeons operate more precisely and in smaller spaces. Incisions can be smaller, which accelerates healing.
The heart valves (aortic, mitral, tricuspid and pulmonic) degenerate with age. Improper opening is called stenosis; improper closing is regurgitation.
Congestive heart failure means the heart cannot pump blood fast enough to keep up with demand. So blood begins to back up with fluid or becomes congested.
A heart murmur is an extra, unexpected sound made by the blood as it flows through the heart.