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Tens of Thousands of Heart Patients May Not Need Open-Heart Surgery

ImageWith TAVR, the only incision is a small hole in the groin where a catheter is inserted. Traditional surgery involves cracking open the ribs and stopping the heart to insert the new valve.CreditJean-Paul Chassenet/Science Source The operation is a daring one: To replace a failing heart valve, cardiologists insert a replacement through a patient’s groin… Read More »

Could You Have a Heart Attack and Not Know It?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),1 nearly 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and 525,000 are first heart attacks. When you learn the risk factors, symptoms and how to take early action, it increases your chances of survival. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, some… Read More »