Posts By: Siddharth Pahwa, M.D.

What is a Total Artificial Heart (TAH)?

Ventricles are responsible for pumping blood out of the heart and into the body. When the ventricles are damaged or fail due to disease, a total artificial heart (TAH) can be surgically installed in the lower chamber of the heart. This mechanism serves as a pump to provide blood flow. A TAH is not a…
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Achy Breaky Heart Syndrome

We have all experienced a broken heart before, whether it be from a relationship, grieving someone or something, rejection, etc. What a lot of people do not know is that broken heart syndrome is a real condition. Broken heart syndrome, also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is a heart condition that is brought on…
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