Stephen Fort MD MRCP FRCPC


Aortic Valve

The aortic valve separates the lower left chamber (left ventricle) of the heart and the aorta, the large artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The aortic valve works like a one-way gate, opening so that blood from the left ventricle—the heart’s main pump—can be pushed into the aorta. When the…

Unstable Angina

Unstable angina is a change in your usual pattern of stable angina. Your symptoms do not happen at a predictable time. For example, you may feel angina when you are resting. Your symptoms may be more frequent, severe, or longer-lasting than your usual pattern of stable angina. Your symptoms may not go away when you try…

Heart Failure: Disease Management Programs

Many hospitals and insurers have developed disease management (DM) programs to educate people who have heart failure about their disease. Disease management includes a broad range of health services, such as home health care, visiting nurses, and rehabilitation. The goal of DM programs is to offer a combination of…

El corazón y las arterias coronarias

Las arterias coronarias son vasos sanguíneos que suministran sangre rica en oxígeno y otros nutrientes al músculo cardíaco. Las arterias coronarias están sujetas a la superficie del corazón y la envuelven. La arteria coronaria izquierda se ramifica en arterias más pequeñas. Las más prominentes son: La arteria…

Stent

A stent is a small, expandable tube that can be inserted into a blood vessel and expanded using a small balloon during a procedure called angioplasty. A stent is used to open a narrowed or clotted blood vessel. When the balloon inside the stent is inflated, the stent expands and presses against the walls of the artery…