Surgeon Q&A: Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve & Aneurysm Surgery with Dr. Richard Shemin

Patients with aortic valve disease often have aortic aneurysms. An aortic aneurysm is a bulging, or swelling, of the aorta which is the largest vessel in the human body that delivers blood from the heart to the rest of the body. If left untreated, an aortic aneurysm can tear, or dissect, which can be life-threatening. In this video, Dr. Richard Shemin, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at UCLA Health, addresses a common patient question about minimally-invasive surgery for aortic valve disorders and aortic aneurysms. This video was the first video interview filmed by HeartValveSurgery.com at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center. Many thanks to Dr. Shemin who has helped so many patients in the the HeartValveSurgery.com community! (Video posted on February 6, 2013)

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Dr. Richard Shemin

Chief, Cardiac Surgery
UCLA Health
Los Angeles, California

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