Complex Congenital Heart Disease: Double Switch Surgery

Bennett was born, uh August 28th, 2013, everything seemed really normal. At his two month checkup, the pediatrician found a heart murmur, and, she told us it wasn’t a big deal, maybe get it check out , she recommended Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Little did we know that pretty much our whole world changed when we…

Sauna use associated with decreased risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease | Jari Laukkanen

[Rhonda]: So the all-cause mortality is also interesting because your study showed that, again, there was a dose-dependent effect where men that used the sauna two to three times a week had a 24% lower all-cause mortality than men using it one time a week. And I believe it was men using it four to…

Sauna use associated with reduction of heart disease and all-cause mortality | Jari Laukkanen

[Jari]: Our study is based on middle-aged population from Eastern Finland. And at baseline, we measured the use of sauna, how many times per week and how long time per one session and what was the temperature, and on the basis of this information, we have studied the association between the use of sauna and…

Prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease

Some patients with untreated streptococcal pharyngitis develop acute rheumatic fever, which can result in lifelong rheumatic heart disease. In recent decades, the incidence of rheumatic fever has declined dramatically in higher-income countries owing to the treatment of streptococcal infections; implementation of World Health Organization guidelines has also led to reductions in incidence of rheumatic heart…

“Clinical Presentation of Congenital Heart Disease” by Nancy Braudis, RN for OPENPediatrics

Clinical Presentation of Congenital Heart Disease by Nancy Braudis. My name is Nancy Braudis, and I am a clinical nurse specialist in the cardiac ICU at Children’s Hospital Boston. Introduction. Children with congenital heart disease often present in one of three pathophysiological states. Low cardiac output. This occurs when there’s a heart defect that obstructs…

“Clinical Presentation of Congenital Heart Disease: Arrhythmias” by Michael Freed, MD

Clinical Presentation of Congenital Heart Disease in the First Week of Life: Arrhythmias, by Dr. Michael Freed. Introduction. My name is Michael Freed and I’m a Pediatric Cardiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and at Harvard Medical School. So we finished murmurs. Let’s go to arrhythmias. In the newborn period, the heart can beat too fast,…

Aortic Valve Disease, Animation

the aortic valve serves to ensure one-way flow of oxygen-rich blood from the left ventricle to the aorta and to the body it opens when the left ventricle contracts and pumps blood and closes when the ventricles refill to prevent blood from flowing back to the left ventricle the aortic valve consists of three leaflets…

Marfan Syndrome and Related Conditions Program

I’m particularly excited to be part of the Mass General Marfan syndrome and related conditions clinic. Patients who have connective tissue disorders have more than just aortic problems. They have other problems and other organ systems, and it takes a large team of specialists to be able to address and meet all the needs of…

MD-VOD – Dr. Jason Cohen – Gallbladder Disease

Hi everyone! I’m Dr. John Kennedy! Welcome to MD-VOD Your Health Live and on Demand, where each week we examine a medical challenge, to help you better understand what are the challenges, who’s at risk, the common symptoms, how to make a diagnosis, the treatments and therapies available, and whether insurance covers the costs. Today…