Adult Heart Disease https://ctsurgerypatients.org/ en Best Sleeping Positions After Open-Heart Surgery https://ctsurgerypatients.org/best-sleeping-positions-after-open-heart-surgery <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Best Sleeping Positions After Open-Heart Surgery </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/jennifer" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jennifer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mar 4, 2020</span> <div class="layout layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--75-25"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--first"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualtitle"> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Best Sleeping Positions After Open-Heart Surgery </span> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-featured-image-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-colorbox"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/Sleeping%20woman_0.jpg" aria-controls="colorbox" aria-label="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" role="button" title=" &lt;a href=&quot;https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/Sleeping%20woman_0.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Open in new tab&lt;/a&gt;" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-all-XCzbA2VhA9w" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/news_individual_featured_image/public/Sleeping%20woman_0.jpg?itok=L9BFxlxG" width="636" height="424" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-news-individual-featured-image" /> </a> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-content-news"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content-news field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As you recover from open-heart surgery – in the hospital and then at home – sleeping soundly can be a challenge. It’s important to find a comfortable sleep position that works for you. Also, knowing how to move in and out of bed safely helps protect you and your healing incision.</p><p><strong>STS member Dr. Robbin G. Cohen</strong> from Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles offers advice to patients seeking restorative sleep after heart surgery.</p><p>Read the full <a href="http://bit.ly/2VJ8z6Q" target="_blank"><em>US News &amp; World Report</em> article</a>.</p></div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-extra-field-blocknodenews-individuallinks"> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region layout__region--second"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-category-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-category-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item red"> <h3><a href="/category/adult-heart-disease" hreflang="en">Adult Heart Disease</a></h3> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualcreated"> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mar 4, 2020</span> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 04 Mar 2020 17:30:00 +0000 Jennifer 601 at https://ctsurgerypatients.org Open-heart surgery requires both emotional and physical recovery https://ctsurgerypatients.org/open-heart-surgery-requires-both-emotional-and-physical-recovery <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Open-heart surgery requires both emotional and physical recovery </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/jennifer" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jennifer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Dec 28, 2019</span> <div class="layout layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--75-25"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--first"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualtitle"> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Open-heart surgery requires both emotional and physical recovery </span> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-featured-image-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-colorbox"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/Furst.png" aria-controls="colorbox" aria-label="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" role="button" title=" &lt;a href=&quot;https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/Furst.png&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Open in new tab&lt;/a&gt;" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-all-piMIETuuuHw" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/news_individual_featured_image/public/Furst.png?itok=g775Lc8K" width="636" height="433" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-news-individual-featured-image" /> </a> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-content-news"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content-news field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Patients of open-heart surgery — with its “brush with mortality” — are often surprised how taxing the emotional recovery can be. </p><p>“When the body is not feeling great, the mind is not that far behind,” said psychologist William Robiner, director of health psychology at the University of Minnesota. “Your body needs time to heal, and your head, also.”</p><p>Reporter Randy Furst is back at the <em>Minnesota Star Tribune</em> newsroom after his open-heart surgery. <strong>STS member Dr. Frazier Eales</strong> performed the operation in August 2019. </p><p>“Open-heart surgery…is a major dose of trauma,” said Eales, 67, who has done, by his own estimate, 8,000 such operations. “It is the most physically traumatic thing that happens [to a person] in their lives. I don’t think you can understand the physical trauma unless you’ve been through it. I haven’t been so I don’t think I fully understand it.”</p><p><a href="http://strib.mn/2Q4gMPT" target="_blank">Read the story</a>.</p></div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-extra-field-blocknodenews-individuallinks"> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region layout__region--second"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-category-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-category-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item red"> <h3><a href="/category/adult-heart-disease" hreflang="en">Adult Heart Disease</a></h3> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualcreated"> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Dec 28, 2019</span> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 28 Dec 2019 18:13:00 +0000 Jennifer 571 at https://ctsurgerypatients.org Woman’s Hard Work Brings Heart Back To Life https://ctsurgerypatients.org/woman%E2%80%99s-hard-work-brings-heart-back-to-life <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Woman’s Hard Work Brings Heart Back To Life </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/jennifer" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jennifer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Dec 11, 2019</span> <div class="layout layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--75-25"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--first"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualtitle"> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Woman’s Hard Work Brings Heart Back To Life </span> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-featured-image-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-colorbox"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/Hooper%202.png" aria-controls="colorbox" aria-label="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" role="button" title=" &lt;a href=&quot;https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/Hooper%202.png&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Open in new tab&lt;/a&gt;" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-all-tFZ9jGDB2Jw" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/news_individual_featured_image/public/Hooper%202.png?itok=cEZbDOEQ" width="636" height="293" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-news-individual-featured-image" /> </a> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-content-news"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content-news field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>After suffering a massive heart attack that severely damaged her heart at the age of 29, Heather Hooper was told she would likely have to live with a <a href="https://ctsurgerypatients.org/adult-heart-disease/left-ventricular-assist-device-lvad" target="_blank">Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) </a>inside her heart to keep her alive. Her hard work proved them wrong.</p><p>With an LVAD in place, Hooper started cardiac rehab, where she grueled through exercises that helped strengthen her heart. In the same year as her heart attack, doctors said Hooper became part of the 1% of LVAD patients in country who get the device removed.</p><p>“I would say this is a pretty lucky story,” said <strong>STS member Dr. Aldo Rafael</strong> from Baylor Scott &amp; White. </p><p>Dr. Rafael had to custom build a plug that filled the giant hole left behind in Hooper’s heart after the LVAD was removed.</p><p><a href="https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/womans-hard-work-brings-heart-back-to-life/2271176/" target="_blank">Here’s the full story</a>.</p></div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-extra-field-blocknodenews-individuallinks"> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region layout__region--second"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-category-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-category-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item red"> <h3><a href="/category/adult-heart-disease" hreflang="en">Adult Heart Disease</a></h3> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualcreated"> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Dec 11, 2019</span> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:19:00 +0000 Jennifer 541 at https://ctsurgerypatients.org 3D-printed hearts with 'beating' tissue could ease organ donor shortage https://ctsurgerypatients.org/3d-printed-hearts-with-beating-tissue-could-ease-organ-donor-shortage <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> 3D-printed hearts with &#039;beating&#039; tissue could ease organ donor ... </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/jennifer" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jennifer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sep 24, 2019</span> <div class="layout layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--75-25"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--first"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualtitle"> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> 3D-printed hearts with &#039;beating&#039; tissue could ease organ donor shortage </span> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-featured-image-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-colorbox"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/3d-organs-donor-organ-shortage-main-kh_c0c2d03ebce5a95e301f01db1c046983.fit-2000w.jpg" aria-controls="colorbox" aria-label="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" role="button" title=" &lt;a href=&quot;https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/3d-organs-donor-organ-shortage-main-kh_c0c2d03ebce5a95e301f01db1c046983.fit-2000w.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Open in new tab&lt;/a&gt;" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-all-piMIETuuuHw" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/news_individual_featured_image/public/3d-organs-donor-organ-shortage-main-kh_c0c2d03ebce5a95e301f01db1c046983.fit-2000w.jpg?itok=9ty6l98W" width="636" height="371" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-news-individual-featured-image" /> </a> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-content-news"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content-news field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Despite advances in modern medicine, not much has changed about organ transplantation since the 1990s. Organs are still removed from donors who have recently died and then given to patients who are often close to death themselves. Today, a typical heart transplant patient waits 9 months for a donor organ. Many die waiting. Technology, such as 3D printing, may offer a solution.</p><p><a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/3d-printed-hearts-beating-tissue-could-ease-organ-donor-shortage-ncna1057591" target="_blank">Read the story</a>.</p></div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-extra-field-blocknodenews-individuallinks"> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region layout__region--second"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-category-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-category-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item red"> <h3><a href="/category/adult-heart-disease" hreflang="en">Adult Heart Disease</a></h3> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualcreated"> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sep 24, 2019</span> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 24 Sep 2019 14:07:00 +0000 Jennifer 521 at https://ctsurgerypatients.org Closed heart bypass surgery a potential game-changer https://ctsurgerypatients.org/closed-heart-bypass-surgery-a-potential-game-changer <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Closed heart bypass surgery a potential game-changer </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/jennifer" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jennifer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Aug 6, 2019</span> <div class="layout layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--75-25"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--first"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualtitle"> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Closed heart bypass surgery a potential game-changer </span> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-featured-image-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-colorbox"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/MDs_in_OR_4C_HR_1.jpg" aria-controls="colorbox" aria-label="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" role="button" title=" &lt;a href=&quot;https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/MDs_in_OR_4C_HR_1.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Open in new tab&lt;/a&gt;" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-all-fPERnrM1qD8" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/news_individual_featured_image/public/MDs_in_OR_4C_HR_1.jpg?itok=dvLJE2Mk" width="636" height="655" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-news-individual-featured-image" /> </a> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-content-news"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content-news field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A more patient-friendly approach to heart surgery has been introduced to the medical world–heart bypass surgery that is performed totally endoscopically. Doctors are able to make small incisions and use a robot to complete the bypass and treat the serious blockages in the arteries. This minimally invasive procedure could be a game-changer.</p><p>“After a totally endoscopic bypass, patients return to their normal life very, very quickly –without pain, without that prolonged recovery, without narcotics,” said <strong>STS member Dr. John Puskas</strong>, chair of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s in New York City, who is one of the few surgeons in the world performing the new procedure.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/2T9hmvw" target="_blank">Read the full story</a>. </p></div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-extra-field-blocknodenews-individuallinks"> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region layout__region--second"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-category-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-category-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item red"> <h3><a href="/category/adult-heart-disease" hreflang="en">Adult Heart Disease</a></h3> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualcreated"> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Aug 6, 2019</span> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 06 Aug 2019 14:07:54 +0000 Jennifer 481 at https://ctsurgerypatients.org This 1950s Heart-Lung Machine Revolutionized Cardiac Surgery https://ctsurgerypatients.org/this-1950s-heart-lung-machine-revolutionized-cardiac-surgery <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> This 1950s Heart-Lung Machine Revolutionized Cardiac Surgery </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/jennifer" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jennifer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">May 24, 2019</span> <div class="layout layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--75-25"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--first"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualtitle"> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> This 1950s Heart-Lung Machine Revolutionized Cardiac Surgery </span> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-featured-image-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-colorbox"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/smithsonian-heart-lung-machine.jpg" aria-controls="colorbox" aria-label="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" role="button" title=" &lt;a href=&quot;https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/smithsonian-heart-lung-machine.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Open in new tab&lt;/a&gt;" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-all-VPqGeU7eS3o" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/news_individual_featured_image/public/smithsonian-heart-lung-machine.jpg?itok=HPtl9ybD" width="636" height="477" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-news-individual-featured-image" /> </a> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-content-news"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content-news field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The invention of the heart-lung machine is one of the most significant contributions in the history of cardiac surgery. In 1954, John Kirklin of the Mayo Clinic created the Mayo-Gibbon heart-lung machine when he modified a design pioneered by John Gibbon. The machine is now in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.  <a href="http://bit.ly/2JFUstQ" target="_blank">Read the full story.</a></p></div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-extra-field-blocknodenews-individuallinks"> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region layout__region--second"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-category-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-category-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item red"> <h3><a href="/category/adult-heart-disease" hreflang="en">Adult Heart Disease</a></h3> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualcreated"> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">May 24, 2019</span> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 24 May 2019 15:10:00 +0000 Jennifer 451 at https://ctsurgerypatients.org Hybrid Bypass Procedure https://ctsurgerypatients.org/hybrid-bypass-procedure <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Hybrid Bypass Procedure </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/jennifer" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jennifer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">May 17, 2019</span> <div class="layout layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--75-25"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--first"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualtitle"> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Hybrid Bypass Procedure </span> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-featured-image-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-colorbox"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/HEART-HYBRID-BYPASS.jpg" aria-controls="colorbox" aria-label="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" role="button" title=" &lt;a href=&quot;https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/HEART-HYBRID-BYPASS.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Open in new tab&lt;/a&gt;" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-all-piMIETuuuHw" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/news_individual_featured_image/public/HEART-HYBRID-BYPASS.jpg?itok=i-HiASPr" width="636" height="358" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-news-individual-featured-image" /> </a> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-content-news"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content-news field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>STS member </strong>Dr. Giovanni Ciuffo, Medical Director of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at MercyOne Siouxland, has successfully brought together interventional cardiology and minimally invasive heart surgery to create a “hybrid bypass procedure.” This procedure has been described as “the best of both worlds.”</p><p><a href="https://ktiv.com/2019/05/14/healthbeat-4-hybrid-bypass-procedure-gives-patients-in-siouxland-the-best-in-cardiology/" target="_blank">Read more.</a></p></div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-extra-field-blocknodenews-individuallinks"> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region layout__region--second"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-category-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-category-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item red"> <h3><a href="/category/adult-heart-disease" hreflang="en">Adult Heart Disease</a></h3> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualcreated"> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">May 17, 2019</span> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 17 May 2019 15:04:00 +0000 Jennifer 436 at https://ctsurgerypatients.org A likely first for a pregnant woman: New heart valve without surgery https://ctsurgerypatients.org/a-likely-first-for-a-pregnant-woman-new-heart-valve-without-surgery <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> A likely first for a pregnant woman: New heart valve without surgery </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/jennifer" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jennifer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">May 2, 2019</span> <div class="layout layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--75-25"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--first"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualtitle"> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> A likely first for a pregnant woman: New heart valve without surgery </span> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-featured-image-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-colorbox"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/Pregnant%20woman%20Philly%20Inquirer.jpg" aria-controls="colorbox" aria-label="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" role="button" title=" &lt;a href=&quot;https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/Pregnant%20woman%20Philly%20Inquirer.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Open in new tab&lt;/a&gt;" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-all-piMIETuuuHw" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/news_individual_featured_image/public/Pregnant%20woman%20Philly%20Inquirer.jpg?itok=JQqG0kEt" width="636" height="424" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-news-individual-featured-image" /> </a> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-content-news"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content-news field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>An apparent medical first. Physicians at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in NJ—including <strong>STS member Dr.  Arthur Martella</strong>, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Lourdes—used a catheter to replace a failing mitral valve in a pregnant woman. The procedure took place in the 16th week of her pregnancy. Doctors could not wait too long, as the patient’s body would be producing more blood with every month to cope with the growing demands of pregnancy. “Without a new valve to handle the increased flow, the lives of the fetus and mother would be at risk,” said Dr. Martella. “By the time you get to that third trimester, she would be in heart failure.”</p><p><a href="https://www.philly.com/health/heart-valve-pregnant-lourdes-tavr-20190501.html" target="_blank">Read the full story.</a></p></div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-extra-field-blocknodenews-individuallinks"> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region layout__region--second"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-category-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-category-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item red"> <h3><a href="/category/adult-heart-disease" hreflang="en">Adult Heart Disease</a></h3> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualcreated"> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">May 2, 2019</span> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 02 May 2019 17:30:00 +0000 Jennifer 431 at https://ctsurgerypatients.org How Emotions Can Affect the Heart https://ctsurgerypatients.org/how-emotions-can-affect-the-heart <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> How Emotions Can Affect the Heart </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/jennifer" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jennifer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Nov 12, 2018</span> <div class="layout layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--75-25"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--first"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualtitle"> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> How Emotions Can Affect the Heart </span> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-featured-image-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-colorbox"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/NY%20Times%20wellheart-jumbo_0.jpg" aria-controls="colorbox" aria-label="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" role="button" title=" &lt;a href=&quot;https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/NY%20Times%20wellheart-jumbo_0.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Open in new tab&lt;/a&gt;" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-all-piMIETuuuHw" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/news_individual_featured_image/public/NY%20Times%20wellheart-jumbo_0.jpg?itok=pAJbUEtJ" width="636" height="424" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-news-individual-featured-image" /> </a> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-content-news"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content-news field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Studies now show that stress and despair can significantly influence health, especially that of the heart.  The link between emotional health and heart health is the subject of a new book, “Heart: A History,” by Dr. Sandeep Jauhar.</p><p>Dr. Jauhar, a cardiologist, traces the history of cardiovascular medicine and explores its remarkable technological advances, from open-heart surgery to the artificial heart. <a href="https://nyti.ms/2POUZMP" target="_blank">Read more</a> about what he says about doctors devoting more attention to the emotional factors that can influence heart disease, like unhappy relationships, poverty, income inequality and work stress.</p></div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-extra-field-blocknodenews-individuallinks"> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region layout__region--second"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-category-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-category-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item red"> <h3><a href="/category/adult-heart-disease" hreflang="en">Adult Heart Disease</a></h3> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualcreated"> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Nov 12, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:49:00 +0000 Jennifer 366 at https://ctsurgerypatients.org Tiny Device Is a ‘Huge Advance’ for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure https://ctsurgerypatients.org/tiny-device-is-a-%E2%80%98huge-advance%E2%80%99-for-treatment-of-severe-heart-failure <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Tiny Device Is a ‘Huge Advance’ for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/jennifer" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Jennifer</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Oct 1, 2018</span> <div class="layout layout--twocol-section layout--twocol-section--75-25"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--first"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualtitle"> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Tiny Device Is a ‘Huge Advance’ for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure </span> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-featured-image-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-image-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-colorbox"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <a href="https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/New%20York%20Times_Maitrclip.jpg" aria-controls="colorbox" aria-label="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" role="button" title=" &lt;a href=&quot;https://ctsurgerypatients.org/sites/default/files/New%20York%20Times_Maitrclip.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Open in new tab&lt;/a&gt;" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-all-_BSxJ7xGsUk" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;&quot;}"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/news_individual_featured_image/public/New%20York%20Times_Maitrclip.jpg?itok=_Y8lyjAq" width="636" height="423" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-news-individual-featured-image" /> </a> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-content-news"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-content-news field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>“A game changer,” is how <strong>STS member Dr. Mathew Williams</strong> of NYU Langone Health describes the latest MitraClip research. In the study, this device was used to repair the mitral valve by clipping its two flaps together in the middle. After the repair, the valve was able to regulate blood flow in and out of the heart. The procedure is less invasive than open heart surgery, creating new treatment possibilities for people with severe heart failure. “This will change how we treat #patients,” said Dr. Williams.</p><p><a href="https://nyti.ms/2IcvTRF" target="_blank">Read the full story</a>. </p></div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-extra-field-blocknodenews-individuallinks"> </div> </div> <div class="layout__region layout__region--second"> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualfield-category-news"> <div class="field field--name-field-category-news field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item red"> <h3><a href="/category/adult-heart-disease" hreflang="en">Adult Heart Disease</a></h3> </div> </div> <div class="block block-layout-builder block-field-blocknodenews-individualcreated"> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Oct 1, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 14:54:30 +0000 Jennifer 316 at https://ctsurgerypatients.org