For patients with severe heart failure that cannot be controlled with medicine, a pacemaker or other treatments, a ventricular assist device can be an option. Dr. Robert Scott, a Mayo [...]
For heart surgery patients, a cardiac reoperation or reintervention is sometimes needed. A reoperation is a second or subsequent surgery needed due to complications that [...]
LONDON — Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London has expanded its slate of advanced cardiac imaging tools to include 3D transoesophageal echocardiography. The addition supports full [...]
A ventricular assist device, also known as a VAD, is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart, [...]
Eric Salter's life changed unexpectedly in May 2017 when he suffered a life-threatening aortic dissection while working from his home office. The active father of [...]
ROCHESTER, Minn. ― The opioid epidemic in the U.S. is becoming a bigger problem medically, socially and financially, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it [...]
ROCHESTER, Minn. ― The most common type of heart disease ― coronary artery disease ― affects 6.7% of adults and accounts for 20% of deaths [...]
Although 3-year-old Matthew Makela and his family have already been forced to deal with a host of serious medical concerns during the young boy's life, they navigate it all with grace and gratitude.
When she was diagnosed with a rare heart condition known as Ebstein anomaly, Dannika Mechtel came to Mayo Clinic for care. Surgery not only repaired her heart, it restored her vitality, so she can keep competing in the sport she loves.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Each year in the U.S., more than 300,000 people have heart surgery. To reduce risk of stroke for their patients, surgeons [...]
Mayo Clinic research shows that most heart patients are not receiving the follow-up care that could help them heal faster and live longer. Cardiologist Dr. Randal [...]
Heart patients are benefiting from amazing advances in technology, surgery and treatments. But Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. Randal Thomas says most patients do not take advantage of [...]