Archives for 2011

CARDIOVASCULAR CONTROVERSIES #1 – STENTS VS. HEART BYPASS SURGERY

Cardiovascular Controversies #1 Stents Versus Heart Bypass Surgery For Coronary Artery Disease There was a time in America when you had a heart blockage that the only option available to you was heart bypass surgery. Over the last 50 years, cardiologists have been developing techniques in which a wire mesh tube is implanted in the […]

Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR)-Which Valve is Right For You?

Having an Aortic Valve Replacement: Which Replacement Heart Valve is Right for You? There are many factors which go into the consideration of which heart valve is right for you when you are faced with heart valve replacement.  Age, lifestyle, occupation, general health and support systems all play significant roles in determining which valve to […]

Untreated Aortic Stenosis Affecting Baby Boomer Generation at Alarming Rates

THE AGING POPULATION: “Baby Boomers” and Aortic Stenosis Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common heart valve problem in the United States, affecting an estimated 3.4 million people in the United States.  As with many cardiovascular syndromes, the prevalence of aortic stenosis increases with age and it has been estimated that approximately 2% of people […]