EARLY INTERVENTION REFERENCES

1.            Bonow, R.O., et al., ACC/AHA 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 1998 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease): Developed in Collaboration With the Society of […]

EXAMINING THE COST BENEFIT OF EARLY INTERVENTION FOR SEVERE AORTIC STENOSIS

AORTIC STENOSIS IS UNDERTREATED DESPITE KNOWN CLINICAL BENEFITS The ACC/AHA Guideline mandated treatment for severe aortic stenosis (SAS) is aortic valve replacement (AVR)[1].   While over 67,000 AVRs are performed in America each year for aortic stenosis, population statistics estimate that over 500,000 people in America have severe aortic stenosis [2-4], illustrating that aortic stenosis is […]

Dr. Antoine Keller Discusses Heart Murmurs

What to do if you’ve been told you have a heart murmur

Dr. Antoine Keller Discusses the Growing Concern Over Heart Murmurs

Dr. Antoine Keller Discusses the Growing Concern Over Heart Murmurs      

Cardiovascular Controversies #2: On-Pump vs. Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Operations

  On-Pump vs. Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Operations “On-Pump” Surgery – Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a technique that temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs during surgery, maintaining the circulation of blood and the oxygen content of the body. The CPB pump itself is often referred to as a “heart–lung” machine. The first […]

5 Ways To Prevent a Heart Attack WITHOUT Medicine

Heart disease (HD) is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.  In fact, HEART DISEASE kills many more people each year than all types of CANCER COMBINED!  That’s why many of us who treat HD refer to it as “CANCER OF THE ARTERIES”. While HD may be the leading […]

RISK FACTOR MODIFICATION AND HEART DISEASE: Key Tips for Prevention

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the nation’s single leading cause of death for both men and women. At least 58.8 million people in this country suffer from some form of heart disease.  And some 950,000 Americans will die of heart disease every year. The good news is that measures can be […]

Fast Facts: Gender And Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month and it’s a great time of year to re-evaluate your diet and lifestyle so you can live a heart-healthy existence. You may be surprised to learn that heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It kills an estimated 630,000 […]

What’s New in Structural Heart Disease Treatment?

Structural heart disease may be congenital (present from birth), may occur as a result of an infection in the heart (endocarditis), from damage during a heart attack (post-infarction), or because of heart valve disease that progresses with age(most commonly aortic stenosis or mitral regurgitation).  Heart valve problems such as valve leaking(regurgitation) and valve stiffening(stenosis), if […]

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 […]