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Heart valve repair or replacement: This is usually an open heart operation where the surgeon opens the chest and heart to remove your damaged valve, sewing a prosthetic one into place. In some cases the valve can be replaced through a small incision near the breastbone.
Dr. Stephen Fort, MD, MBChB, FRCSC, Cardiologist, explains how a multilayered approach to stroke prevention in AF patients can be effective. Stroke is a devastating disease, we would obviously like to prevent it. And one of the risk factors is atrial fibrillation. Normal people have a regular heartbeat, that’s called sinus rhythm. When patients have atrial fibrillation, the heartbeat is irregular and often fast.
Lifestyle Seven-Point Plan for Health Cardiovascular disease both heart and strokes are due to the same underlying pathology. It’s a blockage of the blood vessels due to cholesterol-based disease otherwise known as atherosclerosis. The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have lodged an ambitious plan to reduce the incidence of death on these two conditions by 20 percent.