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2014-08-04 08:26:31

Affiliation expands Torrance Memorial's Cardiothoracic Surgery Program TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Torrance Memorial Medical Center and USC's Keck School of Medicine have announced an affiliation to expand heart surgery services at the medical center in Torrance. This announcement represents an expansion of the Torrance Memorial Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute's Cardiothoracic Surgery Program. This expansion of heart surgery services and cardiac procedures is...

2014-06-17 12:29:40

Advances Highest Quality Cardiovascular Care BROWNS MILLS, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph P. Chirichella, President and CEO of Deborah Heart and Lung Center, New Jersey's only specialty heart, lung and vascular hospital, has announced a partnership agreement with Mid-Atlantic Surgical Associates (MASA), one of the nation's largest volume and highest quality cardiac surgery groups. The agreement will bring to Deborah's campus two talented, highly qualified MASA cardio...

2014-05-08 23:02:00

World-renowned recruits Blase A. Carabello, MD, appointed Chair of Cardiology and John D. Puskas, MD, Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The Mount Sinai Health System and Mount Sinai Beth Israel are pleased to announce the appointments of Blase A. Carabello, MD, as Chair of Cardiology and John D. Puskas, MD, as Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. “I am thrilled Dr. Carabello and Dr. Puskas have joined...

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...

2013-09-18 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...


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