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Traumatic brain injury – Diagnosis and treatment – Mayo Clinic

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Diagnosis Traumatic brain injuries are usually emergencies and consequences can worsen rapidly without treatment. Doctors usually need to assess the situation quickly. Continue reading

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Muscular dystrophy – Diagnosis and treatment – Mayo Clinic

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Diagnosis Your doctor is likely to start with a medical history and physical examination. Continue reading

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Left Ventricular Remodeling in Heart Failure | JACC …

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Ventricular remodeling, first described in animal models of left ventricular (LV) stress and injury, occurs progressively in untreated patients after large myocardial infarction and in those with dilated forms of cardiomyopathy. The gross pathologic changes of increased LV volume and perturbation in the normal elliptical LV chamber configuration is driven, on a histologic level, by myocyte hypertrophy and apoptosis and by increased interstitial collagen Continue reading

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Cardiac surgery – Wikipedia

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Cardiac surgery, or cardiovascular surgery, is surgery on the heart or great vessels performed by cardiac surgeons. Continue reading

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Cardiac Surgery | NorthShore

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Coordinated Care | Surgical Options Advancements in heart surgery continue to yield excellent outcomes for a wide array of cardiovascular conditions, from coronary artery disease and valve disorders to heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Continue reading

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Cardiothoracic surgery – Wikipedia

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Cardiothoracic surgery (also known as thoracic surgery) is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax (the chest)generally treatment of conditions of the heart (heart disease) and lungs (lung disease). In most countries, cardiac surgery (involving the heart and the great vessels) and general thoracic surgery (involving the lungs, esophagus, thymus, etc.) are separate surgical specialties; the exceptions are the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and some EU countries, such as the United Kingdom and Portugal.[1] A cardiac surgery residency typically comprises anywhere from 4 to 16 years (or longer) of training to become a fully qualified surgeon. Cardiac surgery training may be combined with thoracic surgery and / or vascular surgery and called cardiovascular (CV) / cardiothoracic (CT) / cardiovascular thoracic (CVT) surgery Continue reading

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Cardiac Surgery – Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)

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A ventricular assist device (VAD) is a mechanical pump that’s used to support heart function and blood flow in people who have weakened hearts. The device takes blood from a lower chamber of the heart and helps pump it to the body and vital organs, just as a healthy heart would. (For more information about how the heart pumps blood, see the Diseases and Conditions Index How the Heart Works article.) A VAD may be used if one or both of the heart’s lower chambers, the ventricles (VEN-trih-kuls), don’t work properly Continue reading

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Cardiac Surgery – Heart Valve, Bypass | GW Hospital

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Skilled cardiac surgeons at GW Hospital perform a comprehensive range of cardiovascular procedures such asvalvular surgery(including mitral valve repair and transcatheter aortic valve replacement), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO),innovative coronary artery bypass surgeryandother revascularization procedures to help patients with advanced heart disease. To schedule an appointment, please call our referral service at 888-4GW-DOCS. Find a Doctor Surgeons at GW Hospital saved these patients’ lives Continue reading

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Pediatric Cardiac Surgery | CHKD | Norfolk, VA

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The pediatric cardiac surgery team at CHKD’s Heart Centerprovides expert, patient-centered care in collaboration with our cardiologists,neonatologists and pediatric intensivists. Family members and referring physicians are also essential members ofour care teams. CHKD’s cardiac surgery program is part of a regional collaborative between CHKD and the University of Virginia Continue reading

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Cardiac Surgery | UNC Medical Center, Hospitals Chapel …

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When you need heart surgery, trust UNC Medical Centers caring experts in Chapel Hill and elsewhere in central North Carolina. Our experienced, multidisciplinary team tailors a treatment plan to your requirements and preferences Continue reading

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