Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a type of cardiac arrhythmia that is more common in women and can cause significant symptoms and impairment of quality of life. During an episode, the heart can beat rapidly, sometimes as fast as 200 beats per minute, and the arrhythmia can result in sustained palpitations, lightheadedness and fainting. Electrophysiologists can often cure SVT with catheter ablation. Using advanced imaging to guide the catheters to the arrhythmia source, physicians deliver radiofrequency electrical energy selectively to eliminate the heart cells causing the rhythm disturbance. To view full procedure, visit http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/cardiovascular/svt-arrhythmia-catheter-ablation-for-supraventricular-tachycardia Learn more about catheter ablation: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Depar...
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Hepatectomy is a surgical procedure for removing segments of the liver. It is an effective treatment for primary liver tumors including those derived from colorectal and other spreading cancers. In this presentation surgeons demonstrate resection using radiofrequency to minimize bleeding. To view full procedure, visit http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/cancer/liver-cancer-hepatectomy-with-radiofrequency-resection
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The endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is performed through small incisions in the groin. This is a less invasive technique than the traditional abdominal incision approach. Endovascular surgeons view the placement of stent grafts using angiography to repair the life-threatening enlarged artery. To view full procedure, visit http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/cardiovascular/endovascular-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-aaa Learn more about aortic aneurysm surgery: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/surgery/services/vascularsurgery/aortic-aneurysm-surgery.aspx
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A tear of the rotator cuff is a common injury in which the tendons are pulled off their insertion on the humerus. This often leads to pain and weakness in the shoulder and upper arm requiring surgery to remedy. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a minimally invasive procedure to reattach rotator cuff tendon tears. Surgeons operate on the shoulder using small incisions, an arthroscope and small instruments. The procedure typically leads to a faster recovery time with less inflammation, discomfort and scarring than an open approach. To view full procedure, visit http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/orthopedics-and-arthritis/rotator-cuff-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair
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This video features endoscopic treatment of acute pancreatitis and pancreatic necrosis. Christopher Thompson, MD, MHES, Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy at Brigham and Women's Hospital discusses the management of acute pancreatitis and its sequelae including endoscopic necrosectomy and related conditions. View the full procedure at http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/endoscopic-procedures/endoscopic-pancreatic-necrosectomy.
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Richard Mangino received a double hand transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, in October 2011. This video shows what life was like before and after the hand transplant. Learn more about his story at http://healthhub.brighamandwomens.org/how-much-can-two-hands-hold.
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A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a widening or bulging of part of the wall of the aorta. Without prompt treatment the patient is at risk of a massive internal hemorrhage and death. The traditional treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm is surgery to replace the damaged portion of the aorta with a polyester graft. As an alternative to the conventional open surgical approach, an endovascular stent-graft repair offers a less invasive alternative for thoracic aneurysm remedy with less risk of complications, decreased blood loss, and a faster recovery. To view full procedure, visit http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/cardiovascular/minimally-invasive-repair-of-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm Learn more about aortic aneurysm surgery: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/surgery/services/vascularsurgery/aortic-aneurysm-surgery.aspx
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Imagine that immediately after birth, your baby could have a blood test to analyze his or her entire DNA sequence. Your pediatrician would receive a report that explains your baby's genetic risks for developing diseases such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer. Throughout your child's life, health care providers could then integrate this information into a care plan for your child, for example by adjusting your child's diet or offering additional exams to screen for high-risk conditions during childhood or adulthood. Dr. Robert C. Green is researching effective, responsible ways to use DNA sequencing technology for newborn babies and their families. Dr. Green is a finalist for the 2012 BRIght Futures Prize. The $100,000 prize is sponsored by the BWH Biomedical Research Institute.
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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a minimally invasive surgical treatment for weight loss that requires no stomach stapling or intestinal re-routing. The LAP-BAND® is adjusted in the physician's office for the needs of each patient. The procedure enables patients to recover more quickly with less pain and less risk of wound complications than traditional weight loss surgery. The video presents an overview of pre- and post-surgical considerations, patient candidacy, and risks and benefits of laparoscopic adjustable banding. To view full procedure, visit http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/general-surgery/bariatric-surgery-laparoscopic-adjustable-banding-weight-loss View our New Patient Information video to learn whether bariatric surgery makes sense for you. In this video you will learn about the types of surgical procedures that are available, nutrition and lifestyle changes that are necessary before and after surgery, insurance and financial issues related to bariatric surgery, and how to take the next steps. View the New Patient Information video: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/weightlosssurgeryclass
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This video, featuring bariatric surgeon Scott Shikora, MD, Director, Center for Metabolic Health and Bariatric Surgery, features the sleeve gastrectomy technique involving the removal of the outer crescent of the stomach, resulting in a much smaller stomach, shaped like a tube or sleeve. To view full procedure, visit http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/general-surgery/sleeve-gastrectomy View our New Patient Information video to learn whether bariatric surgery makes sense for you. In this video you will learn about the types of surgical procedures that are available, nutrition and lifestyle changes that are necessary before and after surgery, insurance and financial issues related to bariatric surgery, and how to take the next steps. View the New Patient Information video: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/weightlosssurgeryclass
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The Murphy family's newborn baby Zachary was admitted to Brigham and Women's Hospital NICU at the same time their daughter Amanda was admitted to Children's Hospital for a lung infection. By coincidence, their rooms were on either side of the same street -- allowing them to post signs in the window to each other. Learn more about the BWH NICU: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/obgyn/services/mfm/nicu.aspx
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The 2-minute surgical checklist developed by Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), has led to an average 47% reduction in death in hospitals that use it. Other BWH doctors and staff also have played key roles in improving patient safety standards in the U.S. and around the world. Learn more at www.brighamandwomens.org/about_bwh/quality/default.aspx.
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Dr. Anthony D'Amico, Brigham and Women's Hospital, says the recommendation by the United States Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF) to label the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test for prostate screening with a "do not use" rating is a mistake. Learn more about the PSA test controversy at http://healthhub.brighamandwomens.org/prostate-cancer-screening-should-i-or-shouldnt-i
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A daily multivitamin can help a man reduce his risk of cancer, according to new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital. As a part of the Physicians' Health Study II, researchers had nearly 15,000 men over the age of 50 take either a multivitamin or a placebo every day for more than 10 years. The men self-reported a cancer diagnosis, and researchers confirmed the diagnosis through medical records. Researchers found the group taking a daily multivitamin had an 8 percent reduction in total cancer compared with the group taking the placebo. The study's lead author, J. Michael Gaziano, lead author, is chief of the Division of Aging at BWH and Howard D. Sesso, his co-author study co-author Howard D. Sesso, ScD, is an associate epidemiologist in the BWH Division of Preventive Medicine.
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Aortic valve stenosis is a common age-related condition of the tricuspid aortic valve caused by progressive calcification. The calcification narrows the valve opening or prevents it from closing completely. Other conditions causing aortic valve stenosis include calcification of a congenital bicuspid aortic valve. Treatment for symptomatic aortic stenosis is a valve replacement. This video presents a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement using a ministernotomy approach, which typically results in a faster and less uncomfortable recovery for patients than a complete sternotomy. To view full procedure, visit http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/cardiovascular/aortic-valve-stenosis-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement
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Doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital offer deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat patients with severe movement disorders that do not respond to medication.
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The BWH Structural Heart Disease Program team has performed more than 60 transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures for aortic valve stenosis. This case study demonstrates the TAVR procedure and discusses the benefits of this technique and current indications. To view full procedure, visit: http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/heart-and-vascular/case-study-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-tavr
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Compared with traditional laparoscopy, robotic myomectomy provides three-dimensional views of the patient's anatomy, greater degrees of freedom of movement, and less surgeon fatigue. In addition to the benefits of laparoscopic surgery -- including fewer short- and long-term complications, less pain, and faster recovery -- robotic myomectomy also offers greatly enhanced precision, which is particularly important in reconstructive surgery involving reproductive organs. For large myomata (over 10 cm in diameter), hybrid laparoscopic and robotic myomectomy uses laparoscopic techniques to remove the myomata and robot-assisted repair of uterine defects. These minimally invasive techniques, which result in fewer intra-abdominal adhesions compared to traditional surgery, are designed to preserve uterine function and enhance fertility, which often is impeded by the presence of uterine fibroids and by the adhesions resulting from their removal. To view full procedure, visit http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/obstetrics-and-gynecology/robotic-myomectomy
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One year after receiving the first full face transplant in the United States at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a confident, optimistic Wiens reflects on the triumphs and challenges of the past year during a press conference, answering questions about his life post-transplant. Learn more about his story at http://healthhub.brighamandwomens.org/what%E2%80%99s-in-a-face
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This video features a laparoscopic total hysterectomy for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids. Jon I. Einarsson, MD, MPH, Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, describes this technique and its benefits. Watch the full procedure at http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/obstetrics-and-gynecology/laparoscopic-total-hysterectomy.
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On November 15, 2012, the Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) at Brigham and Women's Hospital held its first Research Day. The event featured 150 poster presentations by leading BWH researchers on today's hottest health topics such as obesity, healthy aging and personalized medicine. Dr. Robert C. Green was named the winner of the $100,000 BRIght Futures Prize, after a unique competition in which nearly 6,500 online votes from people across the globe determined the winning project. Dr. Green's project explores the use of genome sequencing in newborns. The other BRIght Futures finalists included a project jointly led by Drs. Phil DeJager and Elizabeth Karlson, whose proposal focused on using genetics and electronic health records to treat multiple sclerosis and a project led by Dr. Robert Plenge, whose proposal focused on the use of technology to unravel the mysteries of the immune system.
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Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The event challenges people to quit smoking and make them aware of the tools available to quit. Not only is lung cancer the leading cause of cancer death in both U.S. men and women, but it is also one of the most preventable kinds of cancer. At least four out of five cases of lung cancer are associated with cigarette smoking, making tobacco use the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S.
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Dr. Paul Ridker, Director for the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and lead author, discusses a study which finds the cardiovascular benefits of statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) exceed the risk of developing diabetes.
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Brigham and Women's Hospital, researchers have designed a new quick-release medical tape that won't tear the skin of babies in neonatal units.
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Talking about mistakes is the only way we can learn from them together and prevent them from happening again. That was the message Brigham and Women's Hospital President Betsy Nabel, MD, delivered during her presentation on patient safety and transparency at the hospital's Safety Matters Quality Rounds Oct. 11. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUSQ9jurzAg to watch a short clip from the TV show "Nurse Jackie" illustrating human error.
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Imagine that your doctor could use your unique genetic profile and medical history to help make treatment decisions when you are sick. Dr. Philip De Jager and Dr. Elizabeth Karlson want to use the wealth of information on more than four million patients in the Partners HealthCare electronic health record system to help predict how people will respond to medicines used to treat diseases with symptom flare-ups, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. DeJager and Karlson are finalists for the 2012 BRIght Futures Prize. The $100,000 prize is sponsored by the BWH Biomedical Research Institute.
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Carie, a cancer survivor, describes the specialized care she received at Dana-Farber/ Brigham and Women's Cancer Center -- from doctors who work with her type of cancer every day.
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In this case study of the first three full face transplants performed in the United States, surgeons review the indications, contraindications, special equipment, highlights of the procedure, and immediate and long term complications. View full video at http://mdvideocenter.brighamandwomens.org/specialties/transplant-surgery/case-study-full-facial-transplant.
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Imagine that we knew more about how the immune system affects almost every kind of human disease, including cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune disease. Dr. Robert Plenge and his research team want to understand the biology of the human immune response by using gene technology, fresh blood samples and detailed clinical data from electronic medical records collected as part of routine patient care. They hope their research will help answer several critical questions about the immune system and help in the development of new drugs for patients with chronic disease. Dr. Plenge is a finalist for the 2012 BRIght Futures Prize. The $100,000 prize is sponsored by the BWH Biomedical Research Institute.
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Emily Stern, a researcher at the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), is working to understand how our minds work. Through new technology, she can see not just the brain structure, but also the brain in action -- how it functions.
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