Even when repair of acute aortic dissection is successful, risk of progressive aneurysmal degeneration of the residual aorta remains. We share takeaways from a case requiring multistage operations over 15 years.
An initial diagnosis of idiopathic peripheral neuropathy is questioned when the patient’s continued worsening requires use of a walker and hospital readmission. What does she really have?
Concurrent HOCM and Barlow’s valve can prove vexing, as standard therapy for one is counterproductive to the other. We share a case study with lessons for overcoming this clinical challenge.
Despite lingering perceptions otherwise, surgery for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension isn’t too risky just because pulmonary artery pressures are high. Here’s a case in point.
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A Missouri hospital allied with our Heart & Vascular Institute achieved a three-star STS overall quality rating for CABG despite an annual volume of under 200 cases. Refinements to its registry-related data processes played a key role.
We’ve been pioneering use of the Impella 5.0 temporary LVAD to support patients with cardiogenic shock who need salvage ablation for ventricular tachycardia. This case study shares lessons learned to date.
A 35-year-old woman with a history of epilepsy has sudden truncal jerking and spasms that are different from her prior seizures and associated with no EEG changes. What’s the next step in evaluation?
Case study of geriatric patient exhibits difference in diagnosis and treatment of schizoaffective disorder vs dementia.
A 19-month-old boy is referred with café-au-lait macules and a history of macrocephaly and plagiocephaly, but neurological exam is normal and he has no neurofibromas.
This unprecedented case report shows that, in the right patients, biventricular support with Impella devices can minimize the risk of complications and reduce transplant recovery time.