At high-volume centers with meticulous preoperative planning, the risk of reoperative cardiac surgery can be driven down to levels approaching those of primary surgery, a new Cleveland Clinic study suggests.
In no clinical realm has Cleveland Clinic’s first century proved as consequential as it has in cardiovascular care.
The first-ever expert statement on reducing perioperative stroke risk in this setting underscores the imperative for a team strategy bringing multidisciplinary expertise to bear.
A reputation of fearlessness toward difficult cases drew Dr. Patrick Vargo here, and collegiality is what made him stay. In this Q&A, the young cardiac surgeon also outlines his clinical and research interests around aortic disease.
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Don’t doubt that continuous quality improvement matters. An internal analysis shows that our steady improvements in cardiothoracic surgical mortality have saved about 1,500 patient lives over the past 10 years.
One of our newest cardiac surgeons shares how he found his surgical passion and how he’s connecting it with doctoral studies in machine learning to try to enhance risk prediction for his patients.
High-level mentorship and chances to apply his statistical training were part of what drew Dr. Daniel Burns here. But a key factor was having broad enough experience with all surgical approaches to easily be objective with patients about their options.
Repair is feasible in over 95% cases of mitral valve prolapse and yields better outcomes than replacement, provided that these best practices are followed.
An objective means for quantifying the myocardial mass supplied by each potential arterial target could optimize long-term survival in coronary bypass surgery, a large cohort study suggests.
At Cleveland Clinic, we generally operate on these patients if they are healthy enough to withstand the surgery and deemed treatable for their addiction disease. Our cardiac surgeons explain why.