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Aortic Valve Surgery for Nonagenarians

As people continue to live longer physicians are increasingly confronted with very elderly patients who have serious conditions that might benefit from surgery but who are at high risk for surgical complications. 48 more words

Prevention, Epidemiology & Outcomes

Mother Unwittingly Fools the Nurses' Data

My mother was discharged earlier today from Swedish Hospital after a successful TAVR (trans-catheter heart valve replacement)  surgery to replace your heart valve. We are all very relieved, especially given that her initial open heart surgery three months ago was aborted midway due to the risk from calcium in her arteries. 309 more words