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Robotic Cardiac Surgery Helps Man with Rare Heart Tumor

Tony Teixeira from Danbury, Connecticut had minimally invasive robotic surgery to remove a rare heart tumor. The heart tumor was found and successfully removed thanks to a multidisciplinary ...

Source: USA Patch
Published: 14 Feb 2019

Dr. Davis on Comparisons Between Robotic Surgery and Open Surgery in Lung Cancer

J. Russell Davis, MD, clinical professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, thoracic surgeon, Saint Luke's Hospital, discusses compares the use of robotic surgery with open surgery in patients with lung cancer. The use of robotic ...

Source: OncLive.com
Published: 18 Feb 2019

Cardiac Surgery Instruments Market to hit US$1,412.7 Million With Increasing Threat of Cardiovascular Diseases, Says TMR

ALBANY, New York, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The TMR report projects the global cardiac surgery instruments market to register an impressive CAGR of 5.9% from 2017 to 2022. By the end of 2022, the market will be worth US$1,412.7mn, predicts the report.

Source: PR Newswire
Published: 06 Feb 2019

TriHealth pulled cardiac surgery from Good Samaritan. Now doctors worry hospital's in danger

For nearly 167 years, Good Samaritan Hospital has provided medical care for generations of families in the Cincinnati region, especially the city’s west side. Maybe you gave birth there. Maybe you were born there. Today, the University Heights ...

Source: HealthLeaders Media
Published: 18 Feb 2019

Sunday Sitdown: Dr. Jennifer D. Walker, chief of cardiac surgery, UMass Memorial Medical Center

WORCESTER - As chief of cardiac surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Jennifer D. Walker, 53, of Littleton, is helping break ground for other women to enter the field. Women as cardiac surgeons are becoming more prevalent, but few are chief of ...

Source: Telegram
Published: 10 Feb 2019

Women have DOUBLE the risk of a deadly stroke after heart surgery compared to men, study finds

For the study, published in Circulation, the team looked at 1,700 male and female patients who had surgery across 10 clinics in Canada for a thoracic aortic aneurysm. The aorta is the body's main artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the ...

Source: dailymail.co.uk
Published: 18 Feb 2019

Cardiac Surgery Instruments Market | Smart Technologies Are Changing medical device Industry

A Fresh Report Has Been Added To The Wide Database Of The Insight Partners. The Research Study Is Titled “Cardiac Surgery Instruments Market” By Manufacturers, Countries, Type, And Application, Forecast To 2027 Which Provides Important Data About The ...

Source: WhaTech
Published: 05 Feb 2019

No ‘July Effect’ Observed in Cardiac Surgery

SAN DIEGO, CA—The so-called “July effect,” a phenomenon where medical errors and surgical complications are higher in July when hospitals undergo significant house staff changes, does not appear to exist within the field of cardiac surgery, according ...

Source: TCTMD
Published: 05 Feb 2019

Health Matters: Minimally Invasive Options for Lung Surgery

It should give patients some level of comfort that when they come here for their treatment, they are going to get expert care,” said Dr. Michael DeFrain, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Lee Health. New approaches to lung cancer surgery are making ...

Source: NBC2 News
Published: 13 Feb 2019

Q&A: Dr Nikki Stamp, cardiothoracic surgeon

Where did the idea for your book Can You Die of a Broken Heart come from? I’m not 100 per cent sure! [laughs]. But the title is one of the most common questions I get asked. At dinner parties here in Perth people say, “What do you do?” I tell them ...

Source: The Australian
Published: 15 Feb 2019

Milford Regional Adds New Physician To Thoracic Surgery Team

MILFORD, MA- Milford Regional Medical center is welcoming Matthew Rochefort as the newest physician to join the Brigham and Women's Thoracic Surgery practice. He is joining Dr. Brian Whang and ...

Source: USA Patch
Published: 14 Feb 2019

Sacred Heart performs 1000th heart surgery with cutting edge technique

"This valve then sits in the middle and pushes the old valve out to the side and takes over the function,” Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Branden Reynolds said. This allows blood to pump from the heart to the rest of the body. Reynolds said the TAVR procedure is ...

Source: KREM
Published: 16 Feb 2019

Florida Medical Center Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. Erik Beyer, Presents Case Study at The Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ Annual Meeting

Dr. Erik Beyer, a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive valve surgery and atrial fibrillation surgery on staff at Florida Medical Center, recently presented a ...

Source: Miami's Community Newspapers
Published: 07 Feb 2019

Blood Purification and Hope for High-Risk Open-Heart Surgery Patients

CytoSorbents Corporation, a critical care immunotherapy leader commercializing its CytoSorb blood purification technology to treat deadly inflammation in critically-ill and cardiac surgery patients around the world, announced that the Data Safety ...

Source: ecnmag
Published: 12 Feb 2019

RESCUE: Thoracic stent graft system safe, effective for blunt aortic injury

“These data from the RESCUE trial demonstrate that TEVAR with Valiant Captivia continues to be a valuable, safe and less invasive alternative to open surgery for patients facing life-threatening aortic injury of [blunt thoracic aortic injury], especially ...

Source: Healio
Published: 13 Feb 2019

University of Maryland Thoracic Surgeons Identify Lymph Nodes That May Help To Determine Prognosis for Patients with Pleural Mesothelioma

The researchers found that the presence of cancer in these lymph nodes increased the risk of recurrence or death more than two-fold in patients undergoing surgery for mesothelioma, according to new research presented recently at the Society of Thoracic ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 11 Feb 2019

How a heart surgeon's life changed in moments after suffering a heart attack himself

Dr. Brett Reece is a cardiothoracic surgeon at University of Colorado and he fixes people's hearts every day. But he's also a heart attack survivor, and he joined us to talk about how his life changed in just moments.

Source: KUSA
Published: 14 Feb 2019

Women more likely to have poorer outcomes following aortic surgery

"Sex-specific considerations are paramount in cardiovascular medicine, and we investigated this in the largest study to-date, looking at outcomes after thoracic aortic surgery. "Similar to other ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 14 Feb 2019

Man Has Rare Heart Tumor Removed With Robotic Cardiac Surgery

DANBURY, Conn., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Summary: Tony Teixeira was not feeling well. He had a persistent cough and was experiencing shortness of breath. His Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) doctors took every precaution because of his ...

Source: The Business Journals
Published: 12 Feb 2019

How Kaiser Permanente Regionalized Lung Surgery

The research, which was presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, focused on patients who had major lung cancer surgery such as lobectomy at Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals. The hospitals in the study ...

Source: HealthLeaders Media
Published: 05 Feb 2019

Welcome Lex Med’s newest heart surgeon

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome a new heart surgeon to the hospital’s network of care. Heather M. Currier, MD, FACCP, is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery. LexingtonCardiovascular.com Did you know that 1 in 3 ...

Source: WIS
Published: 06 Feb 2019

4,000th Lifesaving Heart and Lung Surgery at UC San Diego Health

I just could not be prouder of the multi-disciplinary team I work with,” said >Michael Madani, MD, chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and executive director of the Cardiovascular Institute – Surgery at UC San Diego Health and professor of ...

Source: health.ucsd.edu
Published: 07 Feb 2019

Heart surgeon turned heart attack survivor shares his story

DENVER — Dr. Brett Reece is a cardiothoracic surgeon at University of Colorado and he fixes people’s hearts every day. But he is also a heart attack survivor. Dr. Reece was just 44 years old with no medical problems but a strong family history of heart ...

Source: KUSA
Published: 15 Feb 2019

Syracuse heart surgeon highest paid state employee

Green left St. Joseph’s Health in 2017 to become chief of cardiac surgery at Upstate. He’s also a clinical associate professor. Green had been at St. Joe’s 12 years where he directed the hospital’s heart surgery program. Green’s hiring was part ...

Source: syracuse.com
Published: 14 Feb 2019

UCSD Health completes 4,000th lifesaving lung surgery

“To do 4,000 of these surgeries, the most in the world with the best outcomes, requires a true team effort,” said Dr. Michael Madani, UCSD Health’s chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. “I just could not be prouder of the multi-disciplinary ...

Source: KUSI
Published: 08 Feb 2019

EDITORIAL: Thoracic Center fills void in Niagara County

The Thoracic Center will focus on the prevention, detection and outpatient treatment of lung cancer and other malignant conditions of the chest and chest wall. Directed by Dr. Sai Yendamuri, FACS, chair and attending surgeon for Roswell Park’s ...

Source: Niagara Gazette
Published: 14 Feb 2019

UCSD Health Announces Completion of 4,000th Lifesaving Lung Surgery

“To do 4,000 of these surgeries, the most in the world with the best outcomes, requires a true team effort,” said Dr. Michael Madani, UCSD Health’s chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

Source: Times of San Diego
Published: 07 Feb 2019

Autologous blood donation during surgery reduces morbidity, mortality risk

An intraoperative autologous donation protocol used in patients during cardiac surgery was safe and effective in minimizing perioperative morbidity and mortality, according to data presented at The Society for Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Eric ...

Source: Healio
Published: 12 Feb 2019

Rwanda: 16 Patients Receive Cardiac Surgery at Oshen King Faisal Hospital

A team of US medical doctors, dubbed 'Team Heart' is in Rwanda for a two-week mission, during which they will perform cardiac surgery to 16 patients during the medical camp being held at Oshen ...

Source: AllAfrica.com
Published: 11 Feb 2019

Evaluation and Management of Scapular Winging due to long thoracic nerve palsy

With this type of winging, physical therapy is usually not effective and, moreover, may aggravate the problem by stressing the long thoracic nerve. While bracing might seem to be helpful it is usually not well tolerated by most patients. Surgery is ...

Source: Clinical Advisor
Published: 14 Feb 2019