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Why you should sleep more and why you should not sleep

You’re more likely to get an arrhythmia if you wake up too soon after you have an emergency surgery, new research suggests.In a new study, published in the journal BMJ Open, researchers at King’s College London looked at whether the amount of sleep you get during an operation will be affected by the type of […]

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How to help a dying patient’s loved one with a heart surgery poem

This poem is the work of one of my favorite patients, Emily.She was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer and was suffering from severe pain, fatigue, and other symptoms.While she was undergoing chemo, her heart stopped, and she had to have a cardiac catheter placed in her chest.While this procedure was extremely painful, it was […]

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What is a Canine Heart Surgery?

What is Canine Cardiac Surgery?What is Canian Heart Surgery ?Canine cardiopulmonary bypass surgery is a procedure performed to repair or replace the heart or lungs of a dog that has undergone surgery to remove a diseased heart.Canine heart surgeries are considered rare and most dogs require the use of ventilator-like equipment for the procedure.They are […]

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