#Heart Surgery

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Undergoes Successful Surgery To Treat Irregular Heartbeat

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is recovering from a procedure done to treat an irregular heartbeat. Kenney, who is 63, underwent what’s called an ablation to correct his heartbeat. Officials say the procedure was successful. Kenney expects to return to work on Thursday. Doctors say the procedure the mayor had to treat an irregular heartbeat is minor and that he should be able to resume his regular schedule without any issues. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, happens when the heart’s electrical system is out of whack causing an irregular, often rapid, heartbeat. “It is a condition that requires proper treatment and importantly to...
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How Divine Timing Saved His Life

I woke up one August morning this past summer, got out of bed and stumbled to the open window, panting for breath. For about 40 seconds, I could barely breathe. It was terrifying enough to send me straight to the ER. I knew what was wrong. Almost 14 years earlier,...
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5 Best Cardiologists in Washington, DC

Below is a list of the top and leading Cardiologists in Washington. To help you find the best Cardiologists located near you in Washington, we put together our own list based on this rating points list. Contents hide. Washington’s Best Cardiologists:. Washington’s Best Cardiologists:. The top-rated Cardiologists in...

Differing Advice for Infective Endocarditis Surgery Stems From Evidence Gaps

Strategies for surgery to treat left-sided infective endocarditis (IE) differ between the US and Europe, in large part because the evidence base is limited, according to a new review that compares guidelines from the two regions. The paper, published recently in the European Heart Journal, “exposes areas of uncertainty and...

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney undergoes successful surgery to treat irregular heartbeat – CBS Philly | Today Headlines

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is recovering from surgery performed to treat an irregular heartbeat. Kenney, who is 63, had what is called an ablation to correct his heartbeat. Officials say the procedure was successful. Kenney plans to return to work on Thursday. Philadelphia Phillies legends Jimmy...

Arnold Schwarzenegger health: Movie star’s ‘dangerous’ condition – ‘it was disastrous’

Swapping his life of acting for politics, the star has become the most recent Republican governor of California as of 2022. His political stance is even being reflected in his acting career, as the star is playing the President in the upcoming sequel Kung Fury 2. His ability to keep up with a hectic work schedule may partly be thanks to the aortic valve surgery The Terminator star had done back in 2020. Announcing the surgery on Twitter and Instagram, Schwarzenegger shared that he had his aortic valve replaced at the Cleveland Clinic medical centre in Ohio.

This man can’t get a heart transplant because he’s not vaccinated

A Boston hospital took a 31-year-old father off the heart transplant list because he wouldn’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. DJ Ferguson is near death and was on the list, but the hospital said he’s not eligible for the transplant unless he gets vaccinated. David said it goes against...

Fainting too often, for more serious cases a new surgery is possible

A strong emotion, the sight of blood, a fright: the heart “skips” its beats, the heart rate drops, the pressure drops suddenly and there is a sudden fainting, with loss of consciousness. It is called vasovagal syndrome and is quite common, so much so that it is estimated to involve up to 5 percent of emergency room visits: fainting can result in injuries, bruises or fractures if you fall and so recently a review of studies on the subject he addressed the issue of treating cases in which syncopes become so frequent as to worsen the quality of life.

Huma acquires iPLATO Healthcare to improve remote patient tracking

Huma has acquired iPLATO Healthcare with the goal of putting remote patient monitoring at the forefront of primary care. IPLATO Patient Involvement Software covers a network of 26.6 million patients across 3,000 NHS primary care organizations and its myGP application is one of the lowest medical applications in the UK.

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Adds New Hi-Tech Imaging System for Cardiac Patients

January 24 2022 – Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is now able to offer patients a new technological advancement allowing doctors to see high quality images at low radiation dose levels for those suffering from heart disease. The Philips Azurion 7 M20 system with Clarity IQ provides high quality imaging, achieving a clearer visibility at low X-ray dose levels for any patient. Dr. Neerav Shah, chief of cardiology at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, performed the first case.

What Is an Exercise Tolerance Test?

An exercise tolerance test (also called a stress test) shows how well your heart handles physical activity. While exercising on a treadmill or stationary bike, a healthcare provider will measure your heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing while monitoring an electrocardiogram (ECG), a test that records your heart's electrical signals.

To Cure Sometimes, to Relieve Often, to Comfort Always

Competing aspects of modern life may challenge the orientation of medicine toward health and threaten the possibility of dying well. Technological advances and the rise of self-determination may contribute to patients having more options for their care. Economics can also affect nearly all aspects of the modern medical enterprise. A...