February 13, 2020/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.
February 3, 2020/By Mara Antonoff, MD, and Leah Backhus, MD, MPH
How We Balance Motherhood and Cardiothoracic Surgery
Despite the challenges of being both mothers and CT surgeons, we firmly believe that carrying these two titles simultaneously is not only possible, but enormously rewarding.
November 18, 2019/By Philip W. Carrott, MD
Think Twice About Vaping
Since vaping and e-cigarettes have become more popular over the last several years, many patients—particularly during conversations about quitting smoking—have asked me, “Is vaping okay?” or “Is vaping safe?”
November 11, 2019/By Jennifer S. Nelson, MD, MS
Preparing for Your Child’s Heart Surgery: Life in the Cardiac ICU
When your child is in the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU), many care providers will be involved both before and after surgery. This article will give you an idea about life in the CICU and the team members involved in your child’s care plan.
September 18, 2019/By Richard K. Freeman, MD, MBA
Reducing Opioids after Surgery Benefits Patients, Communities
Opioid medications (pills containing a narcotic) traditionally have been prescribed to treat pain after surgery. However, opioid use after surgery is associated with increased risk of opioid dependence.
September 5, 2019/By James R. Edgerton, MD, FACC, FACS, FHRS
What You Need to Know About Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)
Atrial fibrillation (Afib) affects millions of Americans from every walk of life.
July 16, 2019/By Kendra J. Grubb, MD, MHA
3D Models Help Cardiac Surgeons Prepare for Surgery
Cardiac surgeons can now use 3D modeling technology to simulate complex operations, making the seemingly impossible possible.
June 18, 2019/By Nestor Villamizar, MD, and Omar Marchant
What Is Recovery from Lung Cancer Surgery Really Like?
Multiple variables influence the way patients recover from lung cancer surgery—some variables relate to the patient; others relate to the surgery itself.