Dr. Gerald Pifer spoke with two Allegheny General Hospital doctors on heart failure for this week’s Medical Frontiers.
Robotic surgery has been used to remove kidneys, do hysterectomies and prostate surgery. Doctors at Allegheny General Hospital have added another organ – the heart.
A 63-year-old man recently became the first Pittsburgh recipient of the new generation of artificial hearts.
A study in the journal Circulation shows the risk of heart attack increases in the days and weeks after the death of a close loved one – especially for people who have had a heart attack before.