Atrial Fibrillation is a very common heart condition caused by a malfunction of the heart’s electrical conduction system. This malfunction causes the upper chambers of the heart, the atria, to contract in an uncoordinated manner resulting in an irregular, and often fast, heartbeat. Atrial Fibrillation is a serious condition and is a major cause of(…)
Congestive Heart Failure
Category: Heart Failure On December 21, 2005, nearly 435 days ago, I had open-heart surgery to fix a congenital defect in the aortic valve of my heart. After thirty four years of life, my bicuspid aortic valve which suffered from stenosis and regurgitation, needed to be replaced. As many of you know, this open-heart medical(…)
This surgery is performed to treat Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) caused by a heart attack. The goal of the surgery is to restore the heart to a more normal size and shape and to increase the heart’s function through the use of a special stitch (a circular suture) and a Dacron patch.