What is the procedure that Mick Jagger got for his heart? – Making sense of the acronym TAVR/TAVI

I had a lot of Rolling Stones fans ask me about the procedure Mick Jagger got for his heart earlier this month. While I don’t know him personally, I read on the news that he underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement/implantation – abbreviated as TAVR/TAVI. So before we go into too much detail – lets start with the basics. What is aortic stenosis? Your heart … Continue reading What is the procedure that Mick Jagger got for his heart? – Making sense of the acronym TAVR/TAVI

Is cardiac arrest different than a heart attack?

You asked: Is cardiac arrest different than a heart attack? In short, yes. Cardiac arrest and heart attack can be related in that one may cause the other, but they are distinctly different. Before we jump into the details, the main difference can be summarized as follows: a heart attack indicates dying heart muscle while cardiac arrest indicates a person dying. It might be helpful … Continue reading Is cardiac arrest different than a heart attack?

American Heart Month

Happy Heart Month! February is named American Heart Month and is dedicated to spreading awareness about heart disease and promotion of heart health. Did you know that the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control estimate heart disease to be 80% preventable with the right knowledge and lifestyle changes? Medical devices and pharmaceuticals are incredible nowadays, but are largely focused on treating conditions … Continue reading American Heart Month