A new study from Columbia researchers shows that Seratonin, which plays an important part of treating mental health in the form of SSRIs, also has a key role in degenerative mitral valve disease, one of the most common heart valve diseases with no current pharmacological treatment.
When making decisions about heart surgery, you would want all the facts. Putting your trust, and heart, in someone else’s hands is not easy. You’d probably want to know how good the surgeon is—here's what that means objectively.
Nicholas Serwer needed to have his aortic valve replaced, but he had quite a few surgical fears to overcome. He not only overcame those fears, but his fear turned to relief. It turns out nothing was as bad as it seemed.
The rising complexity of heart disease requires new ways of treatment, which is less about choosing between open surgery vs. catheter-based procedures and more about blending all options into an entirely customizable treatment plan for each individual.
Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in the United States, and the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force just updated the guidelines for aspirin use in heart disease. Here's what you need to know.
Dr. Craig Smith breaks with the conventional wisdom on tying surgical knots. Here, Dr. Smith takes us through the anatomy of a knot to show us a better, more effective way to tie them—like a heart surgeon.