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Pulling Problem Teeth Before Heart Surgery to Prevent Infection May Be Catch-22

Pulling Problem Teeth Before Heart Surgery to Prevent Infection May Be Catch-22

Patients with dental extractions before cardiac surgery still at risk for poor outcomes, study finds   Rochester, Minn. — Feb. 27, 2014 — To pull or not to pull? That is a common question when patients have the potentially dangerous combination of abscessed or infected teeth and the need for heart surgery.  [...]

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Endocarditis

You may be familiar with sinus or ear infections, but did you know you can get a heart infection?  H.R. Vikram, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic says endocarditis refers to an infection of the inner lining of the heart and the cardiac valves.  It can be treated, but first [...]

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Suri - Message for Other Medical Institutions (:13)

Dr. Suri says other medical institutions can see similar results

Created by Joel Streed

Suri - Robotic Surgery Benfits (:21)

Dr. Suri explains that patients who undergo robotic surgery for a leaky mitral valve are out of the hospital sooner.

Created by Joel Streed

Suri - Study Findings Related to Cost (:23)

Dr. Suri says the study findings show that robotic surgery is similar in cost to open surgery for mitral valve issues

Created by Joel Streed

Suri - Why Conduct the Study (:15)

Dr. Suri explains why they compared robotic surgery vs traditional open surgery for mitral valve repair.

Created by Joel Streed