More than 71.3 million Americans have one or more types of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to the American Heart Association. CVD claims more lives each year than the next four leading causes of death combined. Nearly seven million inpatient cardiovascular operations and procedures are performed in the US each year.
Heart Disease – Treatment DVD takes the viewer from pre-hospital care to the emergency room, cardiac catheterization lab, and to the open heart surgery suite.
Cardiac stenting, pacemaker and implantable defibrillator procedures, along with by-pass and valve replacement surgery, are shown. A “From the Heart” section explores the wisdom from both patients and medical professionals.
Watch actual stent, implantable debrillator, and pacemaker procedures, plus cardiac bypass and valve replacement surgery. The 2 DVD set has most common heart procedures explained by cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists. Every person is different; some don’t want to see an actual surgery while others are interested in what the procedure involves. A medically graphic and non-graphic option is available on this award-winning DVD set.
Heart Disease-Treatment DVD takes you behind the doors to the cardiac catheterization lab suite. This DVD set as the experts explain each procedure along with video of actual procedures. The program offers you a rare glimpse of actual heart surgery procedures. Many times, we are told by our doctor that we need heart surgery. We are in shock, and many of their words are difficult to remember. Heart Disease-Treatment DVD will help you formulate the questions to ask your doctor.
Heart Disease-Treatment DVD shows the viewer the medical devices that will be used in various procedures including pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, heart valves, and heart bypasses. You will also see how batteries in pacemakers and implantable defibrillators are changed. Patient responsibility is an important topic on the DVD. Hear from patients how they took responsibility for their health. Healthcare professionals and the patients they treated give the viewer their words of wisdom based on their experiences and feelings. Many of the patients did not know they had heart disease and the lessons they learned are here for you to benefit from.
This important DVD set is being used by healthcare professionals, schools, libraries, hospitals, and the public. From calling 9-1-1 you’ll be taken on an ambulance as it responds to a woman with heart problems. It’ll go through the doors of emergency room as the woman is treated. You be taken to a cardiac catheterization laboratory where you’ll see procedures such as angioplasty. Also hear from the interventional cardiologists, including Dr. Nelson Trujillo, explain how they treat heart problems. Sometimes the treatment may be as simple as taking an aspirin or a Statin drug once a day. You will have the knowledge to ask your doctor the important questions when it comes to your treatment.
Medically graphic and non-graphic options are available on this DVD.
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Volume 1 Topics: 88 minutes
Volume 2 Topics: 89 minutes
A review in Video Librarian Magazine had this to say about Heart Disease –Treatment:
“Watching heart disease treatment feels like having an extensive private visit with a group of doctors passionate about treating this leading cause of death in the U. S., the topics covered including the simple effectiveness of aspirin as a treatment, the importance of quick response, from pre-hospital care from EMT’s, angioplasty, stenting, implantable defibrillators, cardiac and bypass surgery, and the responsibilities of the patients on the road to recovery. An encompassing and timely medical guide perfectly suited for consumer health collections, this is highly recommended.”