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Evidence-Based, Patient-Centric, Team-Directed Healthcare for Patients with AFib

by Suneet Mittal, M.D., Director of Electrophysiology at The Valley Hospital and Medical Director, the Snyder Center for Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation

Posted on February 15, 2017

When it comes to successfully treating atrial fibrillation (AFib), collaboration is proving to be more crucial than ever.  
 
Atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat, can lead to blood clots and is associated with a higher incidence of stroke and heart failure.  Today, more than 2.7 million people in the U.S. live with AFib, and that number is expected to double by 2050.  Guidelines on the management of AFib released this summer by the European Society of Cardiology and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery suggest that a comprehensive treatment approach may help curb this trend.
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Choosing a Surgeon for Your Coronary Bypass Surgery

by Alex Zapolanski, M.D., Director, Cardiac Surgery, The Valley Hospital

Posted on August 11, 2015

If you are like most Americans, you find it easier to make an informed choice about cars and refrigerators than about cardiac surgeons. If you need a coronary bypass procedure, your cardiologist or primary care physician will most likely refer you to a heart surgeon, but you still may want to explore your options. 
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Do You Know What to Look for in Choosing a Heart Surgeon?

by Alex Zapolanski, M.D., Director, Cardiac Surgery, The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute

Posted on July 15, 2014

If you are like most Americans, you find it easier to make an informed choice about cars and refrigerators than about cardiac surgeons. Your cardiologist or primary care physician will most likely refer you to a heart surgeon, but you still may want to explore your options. 
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