Medical research

A potential therapy for one of the leading causes of heart disease

Calcific aortic valve disease is not only the most common valve disease in the elderly, it's also the third leading cause of heart disease overall. For those affected, calcium starts to accumulate in their heart valves and ...

Cardiology

Q&A: Mechanical or tissue heart valve replacements

My father is having issues with his aortic valve. He is 53 years old and was told he needs to have a valve replacement. I was reading that there are different types of valves. Can you explain the differences and what option ...

Cardiology

Does open heart surgery affect cognitive abilities?

Most people who need open heart surgery to repair damaged heart valves are aged 65 or older. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that nearly 8 million people have had heart surgeries. However, we don't fully understand ...

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