Cardiology

Aortic valve replacement in elderly tied to high mortality

(HealthDay)—The 10-year mortality rate in elderly patients who receive surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is considerable, according to a study published in the April 3 issue of the Journal of the American College ...

Surgery

Newborn with heart defect saved after 13-hour operation

The baby's condition, tetralogy of Fallot, was complicated by the fact that he was also missing his pulmonary valve and one of his pulmonary arteries was detached. But a doctor gave the distraught parents a glimmer of hope.

Cardiology

Q And A: What is a bicuspid aortic valve?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I consider myself to be in good health. I work out several times a week, but recently I began experiencing episodes of shortness of breath after going up and down the stairs in my home. After running on ...

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