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Ablation Treatment For Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation is a peculiar condition affecting the heart, characterized by rapid and irregular heartbeats. These are commonly referred to as arrhythmias and Atrial Fibrillation is the most common type of arrhythmia. The discovery of a safe and effective treatment for eliminating Atrial Fibrillation remained much of a challenge for doctors worldwide. There are many...

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What Is Atrioventricular Canal Defect?

Atrioventricular canal (AV canal) defect is a problem that exists from birth in which there appears some abnormalities in the heart. There develops a hole between the chambers of the heart and an impairment of the valves that regulate the blood flow in the heart, even during the first weeks of pregnancy. Triscupid and mitral...

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What Are Drug-Eluting Stents?

A drug-eluting stent is a type of stent applied in the case of  diseased or narrowed coronary arteries, gradually releasing a drug to block any cell proliferation that occurs due to the healing tissues around the stent. Usually restenosis occurs even after the artery is repaired, which is the renarrowing of the artery caused due...

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What Is Minimal Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery?

Let us have a brief discussion on the procedure of minimal invasive mitral valve surgery. Firstly the patient’s cardiac monitoring is taken note of and then general anesthesia is given. The surgeon uses a sternotomy to access the heart. Then the bypass is instituted. A cross clamp is then applied to the aorta to stop...

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What Is Endoscopic Vein Harvesting?

Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH) is a procedure wherein the vein is removed safely and in a less invasive fashion. This procedure uses a small video camera and endoscopes in order to keep a track of the removal of the vein harvest. The main surgical procedure for carrying on a bypass surgery involves the usage of...

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What Is Percutaneous Coronary Intervention?

Percutaneous coronary intervention is an interventional procedure, used to open up narrowed segments of coronary arteries in cases of Coronary artery disease (CAD). These segments are stenosed due to the accumulation of cholesterol laden plaques, resulting in atherosclerosis. Percutaneous coronary intervention can be performed to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD),...

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Genetic Disorders Can Be The Culprits Of Unexpected Cardiac Deaths

Scientists have come to the conclusion that sudden deaths due to cardiac issues can be caused by genetic defects. This fact can be of immense help in trying to reduce sudden deaths in patients who have been suffering from Long QT syndrome which is an unusual and hereditary heart rhythm disorder.  Further these studies state...

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What Is Scimitar Syndrome And What Are Its Complications?

Scimitar syndrome is also called as pulmonary venolobar syndrome. It is a rare condition with congenital etiology. This congenital cardiac disorder has an anomalous venous return from the right pulmonary, which is more often partial.   In a normal pulmonary venous circulation the oxygenated blood is exchanged from the capillaries to the left side of...

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Open Heart Surgery Successfully Completed in The Smallest Baby

Elena, a premature baby who came out six weeks earlier had to undergo an open heart surgery in Birmingham Children’s Hospital that saved her life. She was diagnosed with an extremely uncommon heart condition much before she was born during her twentieth week scan. The scan revealed a missing pulmonary valve, a big hole between...