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Links and articles related to cardiac surgery

Links and articles related to cardiac surgery

"Routine" Bypass is Safer in High-Volume Hospitals
Coronary artery bypass safer in high-volume hospitals

Pump Head - cognitive deficits after bypass surgery
A recent study suggests that mental deterioration after heart surgery is both more common and more persistent than previously realized.

Cardiac Rehab After Bypass Surgery
A good general review of cardiac rehab therapy after bypass surgery.

Robotic Heart Surgery - a status report
The latest on robotic heart surgery.

Post-operative depression
Post-open heart (and post heart attack) depression is prevalent, and dangerous if untreated. Unfortunately, it is likely to be confused with "pump head," and missed.

Is your hospital CABG-safe?
How state regulations help determine the death rate after bypass surgery

NOVA - Cut to the heart
This is the companion site to the NOVA television program on the Battista procedure, the controversial heart operation aimed at improving heart failure.

The AbioCor Artificial Heart
The newest artificial heart is truly a marvel, but are expectations being raised too high?

Heart surgery
Everything you might want to know, from the Yale Medical School Heart Book, a book aimed at a general audience. Very comprehensive. An excellent resource. Requires Adobe Acrobat. Note: this is a BIG article.

Mood and personality changes after bypass surgery
A review of mood and personality changes after bypass surgery, and how they can be treated

CTSnet - Website for cardiac surgeons
This site has resources mainly aimed at surgeons, but consumers will also find much of interest here.

Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation (TAVI)
Transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) is a new method of replacing a damaged aortic valve through a catheter, rather than with open heart surgery

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