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Latest cardiothoracic surgery Stories

2014-03-25 23:01:16

Ali Mahtabifard, MD, a thoracic surgeon at La Peer Health Systems and West Coast Associates for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, explains the frequent occurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome among professional baseball players. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Ali Mahtabifard, MD, a thoracic surgeon at West Coast Associates for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery spoke recently about why thoracic outlet syndrome is such a common occurrence among major league baseball players,...

2014-02-24 23:03:53

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Michael Lazar combines the art of caring with the science of healing using an innovative technique and new technology that helps patients avoid sudden death due to blood clots in the arteries, heart and veins. This minimally invasive therapy uses the AngioVac Cannula to remove the undesirable intravascular material and offers patients an option over open heart surgery that reduces risk and recovery time. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) February...

2014-01-20 23:03:10

Dr. Lucas W. Henn will discuss cardiac valvular disease and emerging trends in treatment. Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Center will present The Beat Goes On, a community social to raise awareness about heart disease, Feb. 13 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Hall in Youngstown. The featured speaker is Dr. Lucas W. Henn, who will discuss cardiac valvular disease and emerging trends in treatment. Dr. Henn is a cardiothoracic surgeon who...

2013-11-19 16:23:38

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published by The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery confirms MICS CABG (minimally invasive cardiac surgery/coronary artery bypass grafting) is a safe and feasible procedure that ensures positive outcomes. Published on Nov 1(st), the article brings light to the open-heart surgery alternative pioneered by Medical Director and cardiothoracic surgeon, Joseph T. McGinn of The Heart Institute at Staten Island...

2013-09-29 08:20:04

FORT KNOX, Ky., Sept. 29, 2913 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Balancing a demanding career as University of Kentucky's chief of general thoracic surgery with an Army obligation hasn't always been easy. But Dr. Timothy Mullett has been successful on both fronts. Mullett, a cardiothoracic surgeon and a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, recently returned to Lexington after being deployed to Afghanistan. The military deployment was his second during the Global War on Terror, with his first...

2013-09-18 15:41:40

First in state to perform minimally invasive alternative to open-heart surgery Todd Dunlap, 62, arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's emergency room on Aug. 8 suffering from shortness of breath, fatigue and extreme cold. When a CT scan revealed a 24-inch clot stretching from his legs into his heart, doctors feared the mass could break loose and lodge in his lungs, blocking oxygen and killing him instantly. Dr. John Moriarty gave his patient a choice. Dunlap could have...

2013-09-11 23:27:01

A top mesothelioma surgeon says not using standard definitions for the various types of mesothelioma surgeries will make it impossible to settle the ongoing dispute over which operation is most effective. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 In an article detailed on Surviving Mesothelioma, Dr. David Rice of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center points out that the primary types of mesothelioma surgeries currently mean different things to different surgeons. Although the steps of extrapleural...

2013-08-29 23:28:03

A new study from one of the country’s top mesothelioma research centers suggests that light-based cancer treatment, in combination with lung-sparing surgery, may dramatically improve the odds of survival. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Research published in The Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma finds some encouraging results among malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who underwent lung-sparing mesothelioma surgery and photodynamic therapy...

2013-07-17 23:26:54

Cardiothoracics surgeons from Southeast Asia take peer to peer training for leading heart surgery methods, MICS CABG, at The Heart Institute at the Staten Island University Hospital. Staten Island, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Cardiothoracic surgeons from Southeast Asia recently visited The Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital, New York to be trained in performing Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (MICS CABG) a procedure that was pioneered by...

2013-05-27 23:13:56

Marina Del Rey Hospital shows Los Angeles what makes robotic surgery tick. Marina Del Rey, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 Last year, Marina Del Rey Hospital began a robotic surgery program, and in that short time it has become one of Los Angeles's pioneers of this high-tech medical frontier. On June 6, the hospital is inviting the public and the medical community to come discover why its staff is so proud of the program. "We´ve established ourselves as a reliable, leading center for high-tech...