- Blood Diseases(1)
- Critical Care(2)
- Lungs & Respiratory System(3)
- Vascular System(10)
- Women’s Health(1)
Hypercholesterolemia (High Cholesterol)
Quarter-pound burgers, French fries, deep-fried chicken…our modern diets are often high in unhealthy fats. The fact that extra fats are so easily available in popular food has caused a spike in the number of U.S. residents with high cholesterol, which is the diagnosis given when a person has an unusually high level of fats in their blood. While high cholesterol can lead to potentially life-threatening conditions such as heart attack and stroke, it can also be easily managed through diet, exercise, and medication.
- condition, procedure
Mitral Valve Surgery
A floppy or leaky mitral valve is an underappreciated disease that can be effectively repaired by mitral valve surgeons in specialized centers. Patients generally experience significant improvement in symptoms after surgery and should expect a near normal life expectancy.