Pericardiectomy need not be deemed a highly risky operation after all, explains surgeon Douglas Johnston in this four-minute review of Cleveland Clinic’s experience over 36 years.
As survival from breast cancer and lymphoma rises, late side effects of therapy, such as radiation-induced heart disease (RIHD), have become widespread. Here’s guidance on improving early risk management.
In this Q&A, Cleveland Clinic experts explore how to weigh patient age when deciding between surgical and transcathether AVR and what matters most to procedure choice for treating a degenerated aortic bioprosthesis.
Aortic valve replacement options have never been more plentiful, but that means lots of nuanced decision-making. Leaders of Cleveland Clinic’s Aortic Valve Center share their thought processes in this Q&A.
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This two-minute video shows how Cleveland Clinic is using virtual reality scenarios to teach cardiac surgery residents how to maintain ideal performance under the pressure of OR crises.
A 77-year-old presents with worsening dyspnea. Could thoracic radiation therapy over 30 years earlier be to blame for his underlying calcific valve disease? And what can be done if he’s too high-risk for surgery?
When a Cleveland Clinic heart surgeon met a special ops veteran who now runs a company sharing principles of elite performance across industries, he realized boundless training opportunities were at hand.
In this video, a surgeon who implanted the first Perceval valve in the U.S. following its FDA approval in January shares thoughts on which patients make the best candidates for sutureless valve technology.
The year just passed was full of insights and innovations likely to be felt for many years to come. Here are 15 such developments in which Cleveland Clinic staff played key roles.
A recently approved rigid closure device is the first of its kind designed specifically for the sternum. Here’s a quick look at how it works and how it’s being used by its developers at Cleveland Clinic.