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Columbia’s heart surgery team has been recognized for its unparalleled quality with the highest ranking available to any center.
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The impact of the results from low-risk TAVR trials will be felt for many years. It will be felt by a wide group - surgeons, cardiologists, hospital systems, insurance companies, and most importantly patients.
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While it’s been around for years, TAVR was initially used as a last-chance option for people with highly severe aortic disease who wouldn’t be healthy enough to endure the intensity of a traditional surgery
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Reporting Outcomes in Surgery
For 30 years, cardiac surgeons have tracked their outcomes data in the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database - but why?
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Columbia heart surgeons discuss age limits and quality testing for surgeons
Earlier this month the New York Times explored an important question: “When is the surgeon too old to operate?” Columbia's heart surgeons give us their insight.
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Dr. Takayama and Dr. Patel perform an aortic surgery
Aortic surgery experts at Columbia explain how aortic surgery patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach between cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons.
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What can heart surgery outcomes tell patients?
Heart surgery has come a long way from when Dr. F. John Lewis performed one of the first open heart surgeries on a 5-year-old girl in 1952 to correct a birth defect that left a hole in the wall of the upper chamber in her heart.
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We Heart Hearts: A Love Story
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The Heart: A Love Story

How a Vital Organ Became A Symbol for Love
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Understanding the Mounting Crisis in Women's Heart Health
Teaching patients to advocate for their own heart health via awareness campaigns is starting to make an impact, but there is much more work to be done on the side of health care professionals.
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