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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, is a minimally invasive procedure perfect for higher risk patients, like Charles Kaeding.
Positive lifestyle changes can improve the health of your heart starting today.
Nicolet underwent valve replacement surgery and recovered within weeks.
Mayo Clinic Number One in Nation/Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse recognized as high performer by U.S. News & World Report
Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse was rated High Performing in heart failure by U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Hospitals for Procedures & Conditions, which was published...
Dorothy Ganong of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was referred by her allergist to see a pulmonologist when medications and breathing treatments weren't helping her labored breathing. Fortunately, her pulmonologist listened to her concerns and symptoms, and felt it was her heart that needed attention.
Jim Hurt finds satisfaction in doing a good day’s work and spending time with his family. Both of those were threatened when he learned that he needed further testing of his heart during a routine physical.
Jeanie Hinz was having a bad year. In spring 2016, she broke her ankle and was laid up for several weeks. Then in July, she wasn’t feeling well.
Until recently, 87-year-old Charles Kaeding of Augusta considered himself to be in fairly good health. However, that quickly changed when he noticed getting increasingly tired and becoming short of breath when exerting himself.
Rochelle Diercks was used to her husband’s fishing tales. But the tale he lives to retell from his annual fishing trip in June 2016 is even more unbelievable than any embellished story she’s ever heard before.
Keep your cholesterol and triglycerides at normal levels to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
A heart attack is a frightening experience. Fortunately, health care providers are highly trained to provide critical care to assist heart attack patients during their time of need. However, it’s equally important for people everywhere to better recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and to react quickly.
Your gear might be prepared for hunting season, but have you stopped to ask yourself if your body is ready?
I have spoken to many cardiac valve patients that have said they are afraid of having an open surgical sternotomy. They say it is a powerful reason to put off surgery when they are told about the many months of a painful recovery, respiratory compromise and the possibility of an infected large wound. But now, there are options.
Medical advances have allowed for the development of minimally invasive heart surgery, an umbrella term for a number of procedures that have been developed to decrease pain and the amount of time needed for recovery, with less blood loss, a lower risk of infection and smaller scars.
Five centimeters. Less than 3 inches. That’s the window to the heart I use when I perform a minimally invasive heart valve surgery on a patient.
Tim Eversman of Zumbro Falls, Minnesota, made strides to improve his heart health after two surprising diagnoses. His nurse practitioner, Kayla Dascher, and physical therapist, Steve Johnson, helped him get back on the road to recovery.