Inoperable Heart Disease – Here Are 10 Tips to Find a Solution

Inoperable Heart Disease – Here Are 10 Tips to Find a Solution If you or someone you love has been confronted with an inoperable heart condition that may be threatening your life, you’ll find this article helpful in organizing your thoughts. There are many heart conditions that can affect your heart: coronary blockages, heart valve clogging or leaking, a weak heart muscle, an aneurysm, a tumor or a congenital heart problem. If your doctors told you it is an inoperable condition, do not give up. A second opinion could make all the difference in restoring your quality of life. New minimally invasive techniques, redo operation approaches, intensive care protocols have revolutionized our ability to help even the sickest patients. A successful high risk open heart operation can restore a great quality of life in an otherwise hopeless case. Inoperable heart disease surgery performed by Dr. Ciuffo and his team is often the best solution to return to your life. Read the full article here...
Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement

Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement

Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement Following Barbara Walters’ surgery to treat her aortic valve stenosis, Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement surgery became a more popular term. Her issue was caused by a very common and frequently mistreated heart valve disease in the elderly population of the United States. There is a bias against operating on elderly patients in this country which often denies life saving procedures on otherwise functional and sharp minded senior citizens. Aortic valve stenosis is a deadly disease that requires immediate attention, and Dr. Giovanni Ciuffo has the experience, skill, and will to help families. What Is Aortic Stenosis? Aortic Stenosis is a condition that causes the aortic valve to be too narrow. This forces your heart to work extra hard to push adequate amounts of fresh oxygenated blood against a tight, barely opening valve. Mechanically speaking, a heart with aortic stenosis develops a much higher internal pressure to assure the same pumping action and output of a normal heart. The risks of this condition can be chest pain, lack of breath, troubled breathing, heart attack, stroke, and death. Why Choose Dr. Ciuffo? Dr. Ciuffo’s experienced staff, dedicated team, and professional surgical experience set him apart from the crowd. His experience with minimally invasive aortic valve replacement is profound. His focus is on skillful surgery, quick recovery, and patient health. The vast majority of our patients are ready to go home in two or three days with specific arrangements for a visiting nurse and  physical therapy service. We would be delighted to answer your questions and receive your comments and suggestions. Contact us directly at the office to discuss any...