Webchat Transcripts - Questions and Answers with a Physician
One of the largest, most experienced cardiac and thoracic surgery groups in the world, our Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery cares for patients from all 50 states and around the world. Our surgeons offer virtually every type of cardiac surgery, including elective or emergency surgery for heart valve disease, aortic aneurysm, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, heart failure, Marfan syndrome and other less common conditions.
Read transcripts of prior webchats on this topic:
- Ask the Heart Surgeon (Per Wierup, MD, PhD 05/25/18)
- Ask the Heart Surgeon (Dr. Michael Tong 02/01/18)
- Ask the Heart Surgeon (Shinya Unai, MD 06/22/17)
- Ask the Heart Surgeon (Drs. Savage & Tong 02/02/17)
- Ask the Heart Surgeon (Michael Zhen-Yu Tong, MD 06/09/16)
- Ask the Heart Surgeon (Drs. Tong and Savage 02/17/16)
- Ask the Heart Surgeon (Drs. Johnston and Savage 05/20/15)
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