Heart disease is a leading cause of death in women, yet it is often thought of as a predominantly male disease. In fact, heart disease affects women just as much as men, and in some cases, even more so. Historically, clinical trials for heart disease have overwhelmingly enrolled men, and the results have been applied […]
This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Mustafa Ahmed, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of the Structural and Interventional Cardiology Program at the University of Alabama, at Birmingham. CHRONIC MITRAL INSUFFICIENCY: In this report, we would like to concentrate on the primary mitral insufficiency which is a disease of the mitral valve apparatus (mitral […]
Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Nelson B. Schiller, MD, FACCFounder the UCSF Adult Echocardiography Laboratory and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic. Echocardiography: Clinical use in Cardiology. Echocardiography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that provides information about cardiac anatomy, function, and hemodynamics. In the last 40 years, the evolution of this technique has made […]
In today’s episode of the MyHeart.net podcast, Drs. Alain Bouchard, Mustafa Ahmed, and Jason Guichard discuss the medical treatment of functional mitral regurgitation. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. 5/5 (4) Tell Us How We're Doing… Was This Article Helpful?
Dr. Alain Bouchard discusses the history of surgical options and modern techniques for degenerative mitral valve disease and mitral regurgitation with Dr. Clifton Lewis, Director of Adult Cardiac Surgery at UAB, and Dr. Mustafa Ahmed, Director of Interventional and Structural Cardiology at UAB. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. Please comment below […]
When a patient has mitral regurgitation but is not a candidate for open-heart surgery, what is a doctor to do? Thankfully, with the groundbreaking MitraClip (or mitral clip), these patients can still be treated through specialized techniques. Dr. Mustafa Ahmed discusses the procedure’s history, benefits, and more with Dr. Alain Bouchard in our latest podcast. […]
Join Drs. Mustafa Ahmed and Alain Bouchard as they discuss Mitral Regurgitation — also known as ‘the leaky valve.’ Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. Please comment below if you would like us to include a transcript of this episode! 4.86/5 (14) Tell Us How We're Doing… Was This Article Helpful?
In 2019, Mick Jagger underwent heart surgery on a heart valve. Amazingly, he was able to get back to his musical activities rather quickly after surgery. This is a result of his heart surgery being performed through a very minimally invasive technique. Mick Jagger’s heart surgery is known as ‘aortic valve replacement’. The aortic valve […]
Who knew that you could be awake during aortic valve replacement surgery? Dr. Mustafa Ahmed and Dr. Alain Bouchard discuss everything you ever wanted to know about the revolutionary procedure known as TAVR. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. Please comment below if you would like us to include a transcript of […]
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a completely noninvasive test that uses a magnetic field and radio frequency waves to create detailed pictures of the heart and blood vessels. It depicts the heart wall and valves structure and displays its function. It provides information on the regional and global heart function, valves and their function […]