How Ablation Treatment Works

How Ablation Treatment Works: The Procedure, Risks, and Results Ablation is used to try and correct or control abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Using cryoablation (freezing) or radiofrequency (heat), it targets the area of your heart that’s causing the arrhythmia. This causes scar tissue to form which either disrupts the heart’s abnormal circuits or destroys the muscle […]

BEST OF THE BEST INDUSTRY SUPPORTED CARDIOVASCULAR WEBSITES

BEST OF THE BEST INDUSTRY SUPPORTED CARDIOVASCULAR WEBSITES       With so much information about cardiovascular disease on the worldwide web, finding useful, trustworthy information can be a challenge.  At BestHeartHealth, we understand the difficulty of navigating this minefield of information, much of w hich is not evidence based and merely opinion of one […]

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair / Replacement

  Surgical treatment for mitral valve disease includes either repairing the patient’s diseased valve or replacing it with a metal, mechanical valve or an animal tissue valve.  Mitral valve surgery was first performed in 1960, when surgeons replaced the diseased, native valve with an artificial valve.  For the next 20 years, replacement with a metal […]

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): Changing the paradigm for the treatment of aortic stenosis

One of the latest treatment options for aortic valve replacement surgery is Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) surgery.  TAVR involves fixing a valve that has become “stenotic” (blocked) by using catheters and wires to place an artificial valve inside of the diseased valve.  At present, there is only one TAVR device commercially available, in the […]