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04 Oct 2017

Profile of Excellence: Lawrence H. Cohn, M.D.

Born in San Francisco in 1937, Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn came into a family where his businessman father imbued him with...
02 Oct 2017

Profile of Excellence: Aldo Castaneda, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Aldo R. Castañeda believes in giving back. After a highly successful career as a pediatric cardiac surgeon and...
25 Sep 2017

How to Deal with an Upset Patient

As a physician, you strive to provide the best care for your patients. So you may feel a bit unsettled — even hurt —...
13 Sep 2017

How Cardiothoracic Surgeons Can Go On Vacation

Doctors often use the excuse that they have too much to do to take vacation. According to a study by Project: Time...
09 Aug 2017

CMS Implements Payment Model for CABG Surgery

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is striving to improve the efficiency and quality of care for...
07 Aug 2017

Ventricular Assist Devices Extend Heart Failure Patients’ Lives

An estimated 5.7 million Americans experience heart failure. Of these, nearly 1 million have end-stage heart failure...
17 Jul 2017

Top Cardiothoracic Surgeons in 2017

In 2007, medicine’s most famous feud ended. For 40 years, Drs. Michael DeBakey and Denton Cooley had barely spoken...
05 Jun 2017

How Do Flow Measurements Help Cardiothoracic Surgeons?

  “Not a day goes by when this flowmeter doesn’t solve a problem for me.” - BP Mindich, MD During coronary artery...
31 May 2017

Which Is Better, Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty or Surgical Repair?

Two of the most common options for treating a vascular access stenosis in hemodialysis patients are percutaneous...