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Heart Valve Disease (video)

Valvular heart disease is any condition that disrupts the proper function of the valve. There are four valves in the heart which help keep blood flowing in a forward direction as..

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Anatomy of The Heart

Anatomy of The Heart    @Thrombo75: Clinical pharmacist specialized in line cardiology with an Egyptian pharmaceutical company, Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.) Cairo university.

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Heart failure (video)

The normal heart has strong muscular walls that pump blood out of the heart. Heart failure most often results from a weakening of the heart muscle. When the heart cannot..

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Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (video)

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, or ICD , is a battery-powered device that keeps track of your heartbeat and can deliver an electrical shock that will allow ventricular muscle fibrillation to return..

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Donación en asistolia - Donation after circulatory determination of death

La donación en asistolia (DA), o donación a partir de personas cuyo fallecimiento ha sido diagnosticado por criterios circulatorios y respiratorios, se ha identificado como una de las áreas con..

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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

During this minimally invasive procedure a new valve is inserted without removing the old, damaged valve. The new valve is placed inside the diseased valve. The surgery may be called..

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Pulmonary valve repair and pulmonary valve replacement

The pulmonary valve is one of four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart. The pulmonary valve opens so blood can flow out. It then closes to ensure blood..

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Minimally invasive heart surgery

Minimally invasive heart surgery (also called keyhole surgery) is when a conventional operation is performed on or inside the heart using small incisions. The surgeon also sometimes uses specialized instruments...

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Ventricular assist device (VAD)

A ventricular assist device (VAD) is a mechanical pump that's used to support heart function and blood flow in people who have weakened hearts. The device takes blood from a..

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Heart transplant

Cardiac transplantation is the treatment of choice for many patients with end-stage heart failure (HF) who remain symptomatic despite optimal medical therapy. Risk stratification of patients with end stage HF..

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

The ECMO machine replaces the function of the heart and lungs. People who need support from an ECMO machine are cared for in a hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU). Typically,..

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Coronary Bypass surgery

A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a surgical procedure used to treat coronary heart disease.It diverts blood around narrowed or clogged parts of the major arteries to improve blood..

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Aortic dissection

Aortic dissection is a serious condition in which there is a tear in the wall of the major artery carrying blood out of the heart (aorta). As the tear extends..

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Tricuspid valve

La válvula tricúspide es una de las dos válvulas principales del lado derecho de su corazón. Normalmente, la válvula tricúspide tiene tres valvas (colgajos) que se abren y cierran permitiendo..

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Mitral valve

The mitral valve is a small flap in the heart that stops blood flowing the wrong way. Problems with it can affect how blood flows around the body. The main problems..

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Aortic valve

The aortic valve is located between the left ventricle (lower heart pumping chamber) and the aorta, which is the largest artery in the body. Valves maintain one-way blood flow through..

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