EP 912B What Is Mitral Valve Disease?

Summary: Cardiac valve surgeon Dr. Vinay Badhwar explains what older adults need to know about mitral valve disease.
Air Date: 10/16/18
Duration: 22:23
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Vinay Badhwar, MD, FACS, FACC
Dr. Vinay Badhwar, MD, FACS, FACC, is internationally recognized as a master cardiac valve surgeon and a team builder with extensive healthcare leadership experience. He is also a national expert in complex mitral valve repair, atrial fibrillation surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery, and robotic surgery He previously served as the chief of cardiac surgery at the University of Pittsburgh’s Presbyterian Hospital and director of cardiac surgery for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Badhwar has lectured worldwide in the areas of mitral valve repair and atrial fibrillation surgery and holds several prominent leadership positions in national cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology organizations. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, the Heart Valve Society, and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery.An accomplished clinical researcher and innovator, Dr. Badhwar is widely published, holds several patents, and is a member of the editorial boards of The Journal of Heart Valve Disease and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
EP 912B What Is Mitral Valve Disease?
The number of people having mitral valve operations is at an all-time high—but what is this heart threat?

Cardiac valve surgeon Dr. Vinay Badhwar explains what older adults need to know about this disease and how to best treat it.

Plus, he discusses new research which found that many people don't get the mitral valve surgery they need until it's too late.

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