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ORLive Program Discusses Ideal Procedure for High-Risk Cardiac Patients

(February 14, 2012)

FARMINGTON, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/12 -- In the past, total arch replacement was considered to be one of the most risky cardiac procedures because the patient had to be put on a heart-lung machine and blood flow to the head and body were temporarily stopped (circulatory arrest) after the patient had been cooled to a very low temperature. Today, the Hybrid Arch Debranching approach has dramatically lowered the morbidity and risk of total arch replacement for aortic aneurysms. The University of Maryland Medical Center presents a webcast featuring a Hybrid Arch Debranching operation. The surgery is performed by Teng C. Lee, M.D., assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Aortic arch aneurysms are traditionally treated with open surgery, which involves putting the patient on a heart-lung machine temporarily stopping blood flow to the head and body. The hybrid arch debranching repair is less invasive than the traditional surgery and has a lower risk.

You can watch "Hybrid Arch Debranching," Thursday, February 16th at 12:00pm EST on

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About BroadcastMed, Inc.

BroadcastMed is an online medical broadcasting company. We help the World's leading hospitals and medical device companies create and deliver trusted educational content to physicians. Our clients rely on us to deliver measurable results by expanding their reach through the BroadcastMed syndication network which includes, ranked among the top three online destinations for physicians.

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