When you are about to undergo surgery of any kind, one of the primary concerns is your cardiovascular health. There are several things to consider before and after surgery to make sure that your heart is healthy and strong. Your surgeon should work with your cardiologist to ensure that you are completely safe during your… Continue reading Your Cardiovascular Health Before and After Surgery
If you need proof that technology is a lifesaver, look no further than the pacemaker. This small device is placed in the chest to control abnormal heart rhythms, and using nothing but electrical pulses it is able to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. If you suffer from arrhythmias, a pacemaker can… Continue reading What Should You Know about Your Pacemaker?
Pacemakers serve many very important purposes in the cardiovascular health of at-risk patients, but new data indicates that the implantation of a pacemaker may not be the best choice in every potential situation. Pacemaker Facts Many patients have a condition called an arrhythmia, which is defined by the heart beating too fast, too slow, or… Continue reading Doctors Question the Use of Pacemakers after TAVR
Heart disease is a dangerous yet common condition that impacts millions of Americans. The good news is that heart disease can be treated without complicated surgeries. The non-surgical option is called angioplasty, and it works to open the blood vessels that have been narrowed or blocked and can no longer supply enough blood to the… Continue reading Three Things You Should Know about Stent Placement
A pacemaker is a very small device that supports the heart to make regular beats. Though today’s pacemakers are incredibly advanced and effective, the science wasn’t always that way. A Brief Pacemaker History Throughout the majority of the 20th century, pacemakers were large external devices run by electricity. In fact, they were so bulky and… Continue reading The Science of the Pacemaker
Though 3-D printing was once considered a fantasy best left to science fiction movies, it’s now not only a reality but a growing cornerstone of the medical community. Many, many lives have now been saved thanks to the 3-D printer’s ability to assist in heart surgery. Frightening Heart Problems It’s heartbreaking to think about, but… Continue reading 3-D Printers Change the Face of Heart Surgery
What is a pacemaker implant? Well, a pacemaker implant is a small medical device that is placed inside of your abdomen or chest to help manage irregular heart rhythms. A pacemaker implant uses electrical impulses to stimulate your heart to beat at a healthy, normal rate. This device is used to treat cardiac arrhythmias (i.e.… Continue reading What Should I Expect Following Pacemaker Implant Surgery?