Heart News

If xenotransplantation is the future, then the future is closer than we think. It's now priority to many transplantation surgeons and experts because it could address many of the barriers that have existed in organ access for decades.
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Gianna Paniagua
Gianna took over our Twitter account to talk about her experiences getting a second heart transplant after 28 years with her first heart transplant as a toddler in 1992.
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Dr. Craig Smith, Heart Surgeon, Chair of the Department of Surgery, and Surgeon-in-Chief at NYP/Columbia shares what he's been reading and curates our list this week.
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The rising complexity of heart disease requires new ways of treatment, which is less about choosing between open surgery vs. catheter-based procedures and more about blending all options into an entirely customizable treatment plan for each individual.
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More than 21 percent of deaths are attributed to heart disease, yet gender and racial disparities in care are vast. To change the tide we need dedicated care focused on improving these outcomes.
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An interview with Michael Argenziano, MD, Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery.
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Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in the United States, and the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force just updated the guidelines for aspirin use in heart disease. Here's what you need to know.
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If you asked, he would tell you it was the luck of the Irish. On March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day), Gary Quinlan, 61, of Pound Ridge, NY, successfully underwent the first lung transplant and triple coronary bypass at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia after several weeks battling COVID-19 infection.
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Dr. Craig Smith breaks with the conventional wisdom on tying surgical knots. Here, Dr. Smith takes us through the anatomy of a knot to show us a better, more effective way to tie them—like a heart surgeon.
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