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Heart Valve Replacement

12 Percent of People Will Be Diagnosed With This Life-Threatening Heart Disease

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Hyde is not alone in suffering from heart health issues -- in the U.S., cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of both women and men, responsible for 25 percent of deaths annually. Heart valve diseases are among the reasons for concern: five million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease every year.

Dear Dad: An Open (Heart) Letter to My Unintentionally Influential Father

Laurel Miller | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Laurel Miller

I've given my strange proclivities a lot of thought, and the only source of blame I can point to is my dad, Dr. Robert M. Miller, aka RMM, Bob, or "Doc." Most people assume that being the child of a veterinarian (a large and exotic vet, at that) isn't all that different from having a parent who's an MD, if they think about it at all.

I Have A Heart Murmur (Part 3)

Tom Reiman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Reiman

In parts 1 and 2, I discussed the original diagnosis of my aortic valve regurgitation (heart murmur); later referral from my internist to a cardiologi...

I Have a Heart Murmur (Part 2)

Tom Reiman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Reiman

Several months ago I wrote about my medical journey, starting about seven years ago when my internist discovered a very slight murmur in my aortic val...

Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement System Approved By FDA

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

By Bill Berkrot Jan 17 (Reuters) - Medtronic Inc's minimally invasive system for replacing diseased heart valves won U.S. approval fo...