Lankenau Medical Center is a 331-bed tertiary care, teaching hospital and research institute in Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania.

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  • Individuals with connective tissue disorder often develop aortic aneurysm earlier in their life. Traditionally, to repair the aortic root aneurysm, a full sternotomy is performed and the aortic root and valve are replaced. At Lankenau Heart Institute we have develop a technique, using a 6 cm incision to repair the aortic root with sparing the aortic valve. This allows for quicker recovery and bett...

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  • Current guidelines state that when surgical myectomy is performed in by experienced operators working in high-volume centers, septal myectomy is highly effective with a greater than 90% relief of obstruction and improvement in symptoms*. This procedure is considered for the majority of eligible patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with severe drug refractory symptoms and left ventricle outfl...

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  • The team at Bryn Mawr Rehab excels in complex stroke treatment as they care for more than 600 patients recovering from a stroke every year. Our intensive stroke rehabilitation program is certified and accredited by several national health care organizations. We work with our patients and their families to design therapy programs customized to their specific goals—using both traditional and non-tra...

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  • The patient was a 78-year-old male who presented with a symptomatic Type V thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. A left retroperitoneal approach via the 8th intercostal space was performed and the left common femoral artery and vein were cannulated. The aorta was mobilized at the level of the left inferior pulmonary ligament and below the renal arteries. The aortic cross-clamp was applied and distal a...

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  • This video demonstrates a technique for performing aortic and mitral valve replacements simultaneously through a partial sternotomy with an excellent exposure of the corresponding anatomical structures. The patient was an 86-year-old male patient who presented with a case of severe aortic and mitral valve regurgitation, CHF, and hypertension. A minimally invasive approach was performed through a 6...

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  • For young patients with aortic valve endocarditis, preserving the native aortic valve, when feasible, may be the best option. The authors demonstrate the feasibility of performing a complex aortic valve repair for aortic valve endocarditis via an upper partial sternotomy. This is the case of 31-year-old man who presented with fever and lethargy. A CT scan of the abdomen showed multiple left renal...

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  • A 70-year-old woman presented with a symptomatic aortic aneurysm and mild-to-moderate central aortic regurgitation. Preoperative CT-C showed enlargement of her ascending and descending aorta and her aortic arch. Her aortic root was not dilated. Transesophageal echocardiogram demonstrated a trileaflet aortic valve with mild-to-moderate central aortic regurgitation and preserved ejection fraction. ...

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  • Atrial fibrillation is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery. There is a growing consensus that patients with preexisting atrial fibrillation should undergo surgical ablation at the time of mitral valve surgery. Novel surgical ablation techniques, including cryoablation, have been developed to facilitate concurrent minimally invasive procedur...

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  • The team at Bryn Mawr Rehab excels in complex stroke treatment as they care for more than 600 patients recovering from a stroke every year. Our intensive stroke rehabilitation program is certified and accredited by several national health care organizations. We work with our patients and their families to design therapy programs customized to their specific goals—using both traditional and non-tra...

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  • Time is precious—and so is your breast health. That’s why Main Line Health offers 3D mammogram appointments at nine convenient health centers and hospital locations throughout the Philadelphia region. We promise to get you in for an appointment within 24 hours and get you out quickly (less than an hour). And we get your results back to you the very next business day—or sooner. To make it even more...

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  • While disc degeneration is a natural part of aging, the process may be accelerated by trauma, such as from a car accident or a fall. Even simple activities such as bending over or reaching for something can trigger a disc dislocation. Scott Rushton, MD, explains what symptoms to look for. For more information, visit mainlinehealth.org/artofaging.

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  • Current smokers and certain non-smokers can breathe a bit easier knowing there’s an advanced screening technology—a low-dose CT scan—that can detect lung cancer early on. Patrick Ross, MD, explains. For more information, visit mainlinehealth.org/artofaging.

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  • Having lapses in memory is a normal part of aging, as long as it doesn’t affect your ability to function socially and live independently. John Peacock, DO, explains what’s normal and what’s not. For more information, visit mainlinehealth.org/artofaging.

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