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In Memory of Robin Williams, Oscar Winning Actor & Fellow Heart Valv...
Just last week, I was talking to Paul, my neighbor, about our 'Top 5 Actors' of all time. With movies like Goodwill Hunting, Dead Poets Soci
“Will An Enlarged Aorta Return to Normal Size After Bicuspid Aortic Valv...
I just received several excellent questions from Mary about bicuspid aortic valve replacement, aorta size and heart valve replacement device
“What About Child Birth for Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valves and Dil...
I recently received a great question from Elaine about child birth, heart valve disorders and dilated aortic roots. In her email, Elaine wri
Webinar Announcement: “Advances in Aortic Valve And Aortic Aneurysm Surg...
Did you know that approximately 40% of all heart valve operations focus on the aortic valve? And... Did you know that many of those procedur
Video: Advancing Aortic Stenosis Treatment Using TAVR with Dr. Alan Malki
With 500+ social shares, my last post about CoreValve's accelerated FDA approval suggests that our community is very interested in learning
Big Technology Update: CoreValve Gets Accelerated FDA Approval
In case you missed the big news last week... The CoreValve, a new transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device, just received FDA ap
Ask The Expert: Getting The Best Surgical Results for My Patients
The heart valve surgery process -- from diagnosis to recovery -- can be isolating. Often times, patients complain to me, "I felt like a numb
“Can The Robot Do Mitral Valve Repair & Coronary Artery Bypass?” Ask...
I just received a great question from Rena about mitral valve repair and coronary artery bypass grafting (also known as CABG). Rena writes t
Mitral Regurgitation Visualized – For You, Your Family & Friends
As mitral valve regurgitation is one of the most common forms of heart valve disease, I get a lot of great questions about it. The questions
“What Percent of Heart Valve Operations Use Minimally Invasive Approache...
I received a very interesting question from Elliot about minimally invasive procedures for heart valve operations. In his email, Elliot writ
Technology Update: Understanding TAVI with Dr. Michael Mack
If you have not heard of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) before, this post will introduce you to a breakthrough technology th
Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery - Procedures & Treatment
Understand Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery - Mitral Valve Disease, Stenosis, Regurgitation And Mitral Valve Surgery
Ross Procedure Surgery Statistics - Success, Failure, Reoperation Rates
Statistics Of The Ross Procedure Surgery - Reoperation, Success, Failure For Aortic Valve Replacement