Cooper Heart Institute
Women and Heart Disease Update: Cardiomyopathy and Pregnancy
By Joanne K. Mazzarelli, MD
Despite improvements in detection and treatment, heart disease remains the number one cause of death for women in the United States. In recent years, more focus has been placed on the differences between …
Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest … What’s the Difference?
With the recent tragic news of several celebrities passing away from a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest one might think these terms are the same and used interchangeably … they are not. These terms …
Make 2016 A “Happy Heart Health” Year
By Phillip A. Koren, MD and Fredric L. Ginsberg, MD
It’s that time of year again. The holidays have passed and the new year has started. And, along with millions of others, we vow to take better care of ourselves …
WATCHMAN™: A New Alternative for Treating Atrial Fibrillation
Janah Aji, MD
Sajjad A. Sabir, MD
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) that affects millions of Americans.
AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Patients with non-valvular …
Obesity Is Termed a Disease. . .Now What?
Obesity is an epidemic in the United States. The Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary defines obesity as “a condition that is characterized by an excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body and that in an …
Cooper Heart Institute Performs Milestone 100th TAVR Procedure
On Friday, August 30, 2013, the team from Cooper Heart Institute’s Structural Heart Disease Program performed the 100th TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) procedure.
This represents a major milestone, and the culmination of many years of training and experience for …