2019 Blog Articles
2019 Blog Articles

May 21, 2019/By Tom C. Nguyen, MD, and Alexander P. Nissen, MD
How Does Extra Weight Affect Heart Surgery?

The prevalence of obesity continues to climb nationwide, as does the prevalence of heart disease requiring surgery. 

April 9, 2019/By Lauren C. Kane, MD
Five Questions Parents Ask About Heart Defects

While there are some heart defects that are known to be associated with specific genetic syndromes, this is not always the case. 

March 25, 2019/By Todd K. Rosengart, MD
Six Common Myths about Heart Surgery

Through the years, I’ve had patients come to me with facts, figures, and concerns that they have gathered from the internet or heard from friends and family. 

February 28, 2019/By Amy E. Hackmann, MD
Flu Season: What You Need to Know

Influenza, or “the flu,” is a group of viruses that cause respiratory symptoms such as high fever, body aches, cough, sore throat, and nasal congestion. 

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